Non-fungible token (NFT) art landscapes are a minefield for many of the world’s top artists. According to DappRadar, NFT sales totaled $ 24.9 billion in 2021 (only $ 94.9 million in the previous year), with sales reaching $ 15 billion in January this year.
Several European startups have jumped into bandwagons to bridge the gap between the traditional art world and NFT spaces. This gap limited the number of top artists in the space. This includes France-based La Collection completing a $ 10 million seed round and Manchester-based Known Origin raising £ 3.5 million in February this year.
London-based art-focused NFT startup Verse has raised $ 2.4 million to connect collectors and top artists. The seed round was attended by angel investors such as Paul Forster (Indeed.com), Ben Stephenson (Impala), Michael Daffey (Galaxy Digital), Jeremy Hindle (Integrity), Nick Shekerdemian (The Venture Collective) and Venrex VC.
Founded by Jamie Gourlay and Augustinas Malinauskas, Verse was created in response to the lack of reliable sources for collectors to find NFTs by top artists. With this platform, collectors have been carefully selected by trusted curators, including world-renowned galleries, institutional curators, experienced NFT collectors, art experts, and other arts, culture, and NFT space taste makers. You can find and get NFT artwork.
Verse addresses the technical challenges faced by both collectors and artists in NFT spaces through a user-friendly interface that allows you to buy NFTs using fiat and cryptocurrencies without the need for a third-party crypto wallet. Claims that.
Jamie Gourlay, Co-Founder and CEO of Verse, said: “For artists, as in the traditional art world, marketing and selling NFTs is a big job and requires specialized knowledge and skills. They must be world class in web 3 marketing to do so. If not, it’s unlikely that the best digital artists in the world will rise to the top, so we’re helping artists join forces with the people who really get it. “
Going forward, the startup will collaborate with 12 major artists, curators and creative taste makers to launch its first sales exhibition this month.