Renting the Mona Lisa…
Whilst I am big on keeping my finger on the pulse of the Aussie Startup scene, I also make sure I keep an eye peeled across the sea to see what kind of businesses are starting up in the US and the UK.
Recently I have been hearing great things about a young CEO by the name of Alexis Tryon from New York City who along with her partner in crime and business CTO Scott Carleton have started new art rental business Artsicle. They bootstrapped the project to launch the business and VC’s are particulary impressed with Tryon with her being labelled as a brilliant networker and someone that knows exactly where she wants to go. She has an impressive background with American Express which again the investor community really loves.
Renting expensive items is nothing new with other sites already up and running in indistries such as designer clothing and automotives – But will art take off? – I am going to take a punt and say yes.