Investor Allstars, crowned as the “Oscars” of the entrepreneurial and investor community in Europe and the US, will return for its 17th edition in London. More than 750 entrepreneurs and investment professionals from Europe and the US attend the awards ceremony. The awards celebrate the successes of the entrepreneurial ecosystem; drawing attention to the risk takers and CEOs who are creating the global winners of tomorrow.
The Digital Innovation In Art Award recognises a company or individual in the art industry that has used digital technology or the internet to disrupt and innovate within their field. The award is celebrated as part of the Investor Allstars and presented by .Art.
The 12 finalists come from all over the world, check them out below!
Mike LaTour – Soundwave Art™ – St. Louis, MO USA
Mike founded Soundwave Art™ as a way for anyone to become an artist. By capturing one’s voice or any sound and turning it into a pattern that the user can then design by using a built-in color tool. The artwork can be played using their Soundwave Art™ augmented reality mobile app.
Vivi Kallinikou – ArtRabbit Ltd – London, England
ArtRabbit is an independent digital art platform for promoting, discovering and appreciating contemporary art and visual culture. Borne out of a love for contemporary art and a lack of resources for finding art events, their hope was, and still is, to get people everywhere to experience more art.
Eugene Bogorad – ArtWalls – Barcelona, Spain
ArtWalls is a platform for bringing aspiring creators and art connoisseurs together. There are countless creators that have zero access to buyers, they have no way of monetizing their work. By negotiating with local public spaces – restaurants, cafes and office buildings, ArtWalls helps exhibit the work of aspiring artists.
Steve Miller – ARTERNAL – New York, NY USA
Steve is a co-founder of ARTERNAL, a CRM software which assists art galleries in efficiently consolidating multiple platforms.
Longping Derek Zhao – ARTEXB – Beijing, China
ARTEXB is a project supported by the medium of 360° panoramic VR, which aims to systematically document Chinese contemporary art exhibitions around the world.
Jason Bailey – Artnome – Ashland, MA USA
Artnome is the blog of Jason Bailey and the mission is to build the world’s largest analytical database of known works of the worlds most important artists.
Justin Anthony – Artwork Archive – Denver, CO USA
Artwork Archive is an art business management software. It is a cloud-based database system which offers a wide range of easy to use tools, including inventory and contact management, sales reports and expense tracking.
Rob Anders – Niio – Tel Aviv, Israel
Niio’s curated distribution platform empowers a global network of leading artists, galleries, libraries and institutions to self-publish media art forms which can be borrowed or acquired and then viewed on connected display devices anywhere in the world.
Jonathan Beck – Scan the World – London, England
Jonathan Beck is the founder of Scan the World, an initiative that archives objects of cultural significance using 3D scanning technologies. Since its inception in 2014, the platform has created over 16,000 downloadable artefacts.
Joel Kremer – The Kremer Museum – Berlin, Germany
Joel Kremer is the director of The Kremer Museum, a VR museum which hosts an Old Masters collection of about 75 works collected over the years by Joel’s parents George and Ilone Kremer.
Marco Capellini – VirtuItaly – Florencc, Italy
VirtuItaly is a project that creates educational experiences with art through digital technologies, both with immersive and interactive digital exhibitions.
Aretha Campbell – Bridgeman Images – United Kingdom
Founded in 1972, Bridgeman Images works with museums, galleries, collections and artists to provide a central resource of fine art and archive footage for reproduction to creative professionals.
Congratulations to all of the finalists of the 2019 digital innovation in art award!