Flow Ventures invests in art online

Posted by Rob Lewis

Flow Ventures announced today that they have invested in Montreal-based online art rentail business ArtAnywhere. This is Flow Ventures' second investment of 2009.

This online art rental business combines a social purpose with a solid business case. The idea is simple. There are artists in cities around the world creating artwork which is rarely seen. There are empty walls in businesses and homes in need of inspiration. ArtAnywhere brings the two together to create new galleries in non-traditional spaces, perhaps the one you’re sitting in right now. The option to rent makes art affordable and accessible for everyone.

ArtAnywhere is the first startup created and spun-out of Flow Ventures itself. Leading ArtAnywhere is CEO and co-founder Christine Renaud - an experienced educator and social entrepreneur who is well-known in the local Montreal startup community. ArtAnywhere is currently in private beta and is working with artists in Montreal, Toronto and New York with plans to launch in the Fall 2009.

Montreal's Flow Ventures is a tech startup accelerator that provides seed capital and hands-on operational support to early-stage ventures.

Company:
Flow Ventures
Website:
http://www.flowventures.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

Flow Ventures invests in and accelerates startups. Our unique model combines financing, strategy and hands-on operational services designed to grow new ventures quickly and efficiently. At Flow, you’ll work with experienced technology entrepreneurs who have built, financed and managed high-growth companies. Flow can accelerate your startup by operating key areas of your startup including finance, software... more

Company:
ArtAnywhere
Website:
http://www.artanywhere.com
Location:
Montréal, Québec, Canada

ArtAnywhere will be a website allowing artists to showcase their artwork online in order to rent or sell it to businesses and people. It will launch in Fall 2009 in Montreal, Toronto and New York. Meanwhile, through this blog, we’re developing a wealth of resources for emerging artists to become better entrepreneurs, as well as for novice art aficionados to develop a personal sense of aesthetic and strategies to... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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