Melbourne-based artist marketplace Book An Artist has raised $1 million to support its global ambitions.
The round was led by Black Sheep Capital, supported by tech heavyweights such as Airtasker co-founder Tim Fung and Amaysim co-founder Rolf Hansen.
Founder Gaurav Kawar launched Book An Artist in 2019 as a platform to connect businesses and people with local visual artists around the world.
His ambition is to revolutionise the way art is consumed and commissioned.
“There was a noticeable gap between talented artists and a consistent flow of job opportunities. Capturing the opportunity,” he said.
“If you think about it, when we need to look for holiday properties, there is Airbnb, when we need food or a taxi, there is Uber, when we are looking for someone to help with chores, there is Airtasker.