Artmatcher was founded in 2020 to create a mobile-first multi-sided social and education app to deliver real value modernizing the market for art. It was founded on the belief that human relationships and greater knowledge are more valuable to the business of art than simply another digital marketplace. The founding team has multiple successful ventures and exits using technology to improve traditional markets.

Artmatcher is a unique digital solution for the art industry. The platform will address the two major obstacles to creating new art buyers, according to our research, which are (1) the intimidation of walking into a gallery or artist studio and (2) the fear of not knowing how to speak about art. By building a worldwide social network, Artmatcher provides connectivity to a fractured and isolated marketplace and by educating new and current buyers, we can grow the marketplace and appreciation of art.

Galleries and artists are always looking for qualified buyers, but what if those buyers didn’t even know what they liked, no less where to buy it or if they feel comfortable doing so. Artmatcher provides all parties a platform to get matched, through a patent-pending recommender system that makes use of gamification and participatory design principles. It is fun, engaging and allows the parties to learn what they like before they worry about buying it.

Artmatcher Team

Scott

Scott Stiner

Founder

Scott Stiner is a serial entrepreneur that has founded several startups, including a recent exit in the energy sector to a mid-sized PE firm.

Geoff Speicher

Head of Engineering

As chief architect, Geoff has built and supported enterprise level systems over the past decade, as well as leading the developers in daily tasks.

Matt

Matt Artz

Head of Product

Matt Artz is a design anthropologist leading our research, UX design, and product management initiatives to build and scale products.

Michael

Michael Goodman

Head of Marketing

Michael Goodman is a fine art gallerist and trusted consultant in the art industry, who serves as liaison to other galleries, buyers and artists.

Marc

Marc Manfre

Creative Director

As graphic, print, and web design lead, Marc spearheads day-to-day brand management, marketing, and social media campaigns.

Cloudshadow

Cloudshadow

Development Partner

Cloudshadow is a venture resources company, built with US development assets, that has guided startups and assisted mature companies with technology builds.

Artmatcher Advisory Board

Matt

Matthew Wheatley

Founder, Veritrove

Matthew has nearly two decades of experience, including CRO & VP leadership roles in Fortune 500 and private equity energy services, and energy technology businesses.

Josh

Josh Gafni

Former Lead iOS Developer at Tinder

An accomplished software engineering leader, Josh is renowned for his work at Tinder and is passionate about building best-in-class consumer experiences.

Karen

Karen Tomaine

CEO, Taylor Consulting and Contracting

Most recently, Karen served as CEO of Taylor Consulting until the company was acquired by Albireo Energy in 2018.

Commitment to ESG

Artmatcher will have an executive-sponsored approach to our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) practices, driving towards our role in a sustainable and inclusive economy. Karen Tomaine will oversee our ESG approach, with expert support from Veritrove (a 1% for the Planet business and specialist ESG firm).

Artmatcher is committed to responsible business practices and a sustainable, climate and earth-friendly approach to long-term operations.

Artmatcher is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We have already prepared an initial review of select peers and comparisons. During our first year of operations, Artmatcher will create and implement additional mission-appropriate policies and goals. In 2023, we will prepare our first look-back report.