See.Me is building the best platform for talented artists to gain recognition, feedback and get discovered by art lovers and collectors – like LinkedIn for artists. We use a merit based, open access approach, data science and competitive dynamics to identify and support the top artists around the work and help them earn a living from their art.
About the See.Me Community: See.Me is a community of visual artists, musicians, photographers, designers and creative enthusiasts who are collaborating, connecting and celebrating their work with an audience of millions.
Under new leadership since 2018, we have hosted dozens of shows and exhibitions, displayed the work of tens of thousands of artists and have distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of cash grants and other awards. We are currently building See.Me 2.0 as the discovery and connection platform for the world’s great up and coming artists.
Highly experienced startup and growth executive. My obsession is marketplace businesses in fragmented industries. The art world is the best current opportunity IMO. Have served as the Principal negotiating and closing multiple debt, equity and M&A transactions for various size organizations (although primarily sub $50 million in revenue). Responsible for capital raises with both Fortune 500 strategic investors and top tier Venture Capital firms.
-- Direct experience managing entire organizations along with line functions in Finance, Operations, Sales and Marketing.
-- Particularly proficient at strategy, negotiations, establishing distribution channels, shareholder relations and personnel management.
-- Significant governance experience.
-- Current adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School (16th year); also Sotheby's Institute where I teach entrepreneurship.