About Artious

Artious was founded in 2012 to create the premier social platform for art discovery and exhibition. Our mission is to create a vibrant community of artists, curators, collectors, and art aficionados by using the latest advances in technology and design. Artious features artworks directly uploaded by contemporary and emerging artists from all around the world. This creates a community of artists and artworks that is not restricted by the traditional “closed” art deal flow managed by prominent art galleries.

Artious is powered by our “River of Art” feed that highlights some of the most promising artworks uploaded to our platform. The “River of Art” feed utilizes an aggregation of various art related characteristics, data metrics, and social interactions to help foster the discovery of the latest art trends. Using this information, the Artious platform creates a powerful search and discovery experience for our users who can search for artists and artworks based upon their preferences. Additionally, users will be presented with artists and artworks that they may enjoy based upon their social interactions for a “Pandora” type experience.

Artious is led by Hessam Sadat-Tehrani (CEO), an experienced art collector who has set out to create a platform that allows the investment in the arts to more readily occur online, and Nasser Manesh (CTO), a serial tech entrepreneur who has previously co-founded Fotomoto, Frucall, and Millenigence and who is passionate about creating technologies that will help better the world. Artious is backed by a wide array of advisors in the fields of art and business including Saeed Amidi, Co-Founder and CEO of the Plug and Play Tech Center, Farzad Naimi, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Rona Holdings, and Kayvon Pourmirzaie, Co-Founder and COO of Nasseo, Inc.

We are excited about the tools we are creating to help foster art enthusiasm across the globe!

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