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masterworks.io

Founded Year

2017

Stage

Unattributed | Alive

Total Raised

$111.25M

Last Raised

$1.25M | 22 days ago

Mosaic Score

+10 points in the past 30 days

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About Masterworks

Masterworks allows users to purchase and trade shares in historical artworks, by artists such as Monet, Warhol, and Picasso. The company was founded in 2017 and is based in New York, New York.

Masterworks Headquarters Location

225 Liberty St. 29th Floor

New York, New York, 10281,

United States

+20 3 5185172

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Expert Collections containing Masterworks

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Masterworks Patents

Masterworks has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Alternative currencies
  • Blockchains
  • Cryptocurrencies
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

4/30/2019

Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Cryptography, Alternative currencies, Mobile payments

Application

Application Date

4/30/2019

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, Cryptography, Alternative currencies, Mobile payments

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Application

Latest Masterworks News

Masterworks Makes Fine-Art Investment Easy and Profitable

Apr 12, 2022

Buy shares in million-dollar art pieces by top artists, then share in the profits when they resell. April 12, 2022 Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you'll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. Men and women with a nose for opportunity are always looking for reliable means of turning their money into more money. So when they see a sector that outperforms premium S&P 500 stocks by 250 percent over the last two decades , it's worth investigating more closely. Alina Grubnyak/Unsplash Unfortunately, that investment sector is the art world. And while escalating prices on blue-chip works are undeniable, there are usually two looming entry barriers to becoming an art investor. First, you need the knowledge about which paintings will see the best increases in value. Then, most importantly, you often need access to hundreds of thousands, even millions, of dollars to add an essential work by an esteemed artist to your portfolio . Masterworks takes care of both of those concerns. They offer the modest investor the chance to buy into blue-chip art pieces at a fraction of the traditional cost while still enjoying a big appreciation on their investment. Masterworks started securitizing artwork back in 2017, purchasing Andy Warhol’s 1979 painting 1 Colored Marilyn (Reversal Series) for $1.82 million. They then offered small-sum investors the chance to buy shares in that painting, allowing 1,300 Masterworks members to actually own a piece of a Warhol, a portfolio asset impossible to acquire for anyone but millionaire art investors. Since then, the Masterworks team has created handfuls of those investment opportunities, analyzing over 60,000 data points to find works primed for big valuation increases. Masterworks buys those paintings, then makes shares in those works available to their investors through the Masterworks app, at share prices starting as low as $20 . From works by Picasso and Monet to Zao Wou-Ki and Gerhard Richter, Masterworks investors can build a portfolio including million-dollar works by artists that are household names. Buyers can even make their portfolios public, then take their share of the profits when Masterworks eventually sells those works at big increases over their original purchase price. For example, investors bought $1,000 shares in the Banksy painting Mona Lisa after Masterworks purchased the painting. They eventually sold the work for $1.5 million in 2020, giving each investor a 32 percent annualized return on their original share price. Budding art investors can sign up through the Masterworks website . After answering a set of introductory questions, a Masterworks investment representative will contact the buyer to help get their investment portfolio started. Prices are subject to change. Entrepreneur Editors' Picks

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  • When was Masterworks founded?

    Masterworks was founded in 2017.

  • Where is Masterworks's headquarters?

    Masterworks's headquarters is located at 225 Liberty St., New York.

  • What is Masterworks's latest funding round?

    Masterworks's latest funding round is Unattributed.

  • How much did Masterworks raise?

    Masterworks raised a total of $111.25M.

  • Who are the investors of Masterworks?

    Investors of Masterworks include Left Lane Capital, Galaxy Interactive and Tru Arrow Partners.

  • Who are Masterworks's competitors?

    Competitors of Masterworks include Acquicent and 8 more.

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