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Investments

95

Portfolio Exits

20

Funds

4

About Arts Alliance

Arts Alliance was founded by Thomas Hoegh in 1996, and is focused exclusively on early-stage Internet and new media companies. Arts Alliance is based in London with all its new investment activity focused on Europe and Israel, targeting opportunities in private companies at both an early and later stage.

Arts Alliance Headquarter Location

5 Young Street

London, England, W8 5EH,

United Kingdom

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Arts Alliance queries St. Pete’s mayoral candidates

Jul 28, 2021

Photo: Unsplash The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance reached out to the St. Petersburg mayoral candidates, making pointed inquiries about the role the arts play in the growth, and health, of the city. According to the organization, five of the candidates responded to the questions posed: What role do you envision art and culture playing within your administration and within the overall economic development of the city? Would your administration commit to adequate and consistent funding of the arts and if so, what would be the revenue source for your commitment? In your opinion, what are a few goals that your administration would outline to expand and enhance the arts within St. Petersburg? Pete Boland Integral to our funky culture and identity. A pillar to the St Pete experience. From attracting visitors to inspiring new ways to think about things. Art can shift paradigms, challenges ideas, and stretches imaginations. Knowledge is important, but it’s imagination that changes the world. The way we live our life is art. Or it should be. The community should reflect that. Artists live here, gotta keep em, and spotlight em. Make art part of all other programs. Creative solutions are art. Yes, we need to have a primary focus on local artists. Also, there needs to be an effort to educate our citizens on the value and cultural importance of a vibrant arts scene. We can also continue to forge strong partnerships with the private sector so those interested in the arts know where and how to invest in the artists and their creativity. The government can stay out of the way of artists & support larger events that draw more artists and more lovers of the arts to our colorful city. We can enhance and expand the arts by doubling-down on the things that are already working, we need to support & listen to the pioneers of the scene by giving them a seat at the table & by involving those creators with organizations like the Shine Mural Festival. When tackling new developments, we should also connect local artists and creators to Community Benefits Agreements so that their work is showcased and a part of new canvases being built around our city. We also must consider housing options for the art community so that the creators are not priced out of a community they helped to paint so beautifully. Wengay Newton I have always voted for, supported and funded the Arts. The Arts is an economic driver and will continue to be during my administration. Increase. Increase the percentage for public Art on city construction projects and lobby all new construction in our city to contribute to an Arts endowment. I am the longest tenured candidate in St. Petersburg City Government. Marcile Powers I have big plans to add some interactive art installations into the city at the South side parks. Having positive hip-hop shows. I am for implementing the guaranteed artist income. Increase. The installations, positive hip-hop. I’d love to encourage more theater and filmmaking. I’d love to see the old wagon wheel site converted into a film studio. Darden Rice I envision art and culture playing a vital role in my administration, and I know that they are both critical pieces of our overall economic development strategy in the city. As Mayor, I intend to elevate the current arts staff position higher within the administration and task the individual holding that position to work with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, the Downtown Partnership, individual local artists, and other stakeholders to come up with a unified strategy to take the arts to the next level in St. Petersburg. I also want to work with the arts community to rebrand St. Pete in a way that emphasizes our arts and tech culture. I have been talking with stakeholders about the updates to the Comprehensive Arts Strategy and look forward to working together on this to improve the sustainability of the arts in our city. As Mayor, I will increase city funding for the arts. I firmly believe that St. Pete must do more than we ever have before to support the artists who make this place so special with their work. We must bring people together and work as a coalition to come up with a plan to expand the arts in St. Pete in a strategic, sustainable way. As I mentioned in the previous question, it will be critical for our city to have an elevated arts staff position within the administration to help create this plan and get us moving on it quickly and effectively. I also think it’s important to involve other municipalities like Tampa and Clearwater, and their respective arts organizations and artists, to ensure that we’re all on the same page and working towards the common goal of the Tampa Bay region becoming an even more prominent arts destination. Ken Welch The vibrant arts community in St. Petersburg is central to our identity and makes St. Petersburg the city that it is. The Arts are what connect every sector of our community – governments, minority, LGBTQ, business, and faith-based – to one another. My plan for the city’s overall economic development includes support for The Arts in St. Petersburg alongside our core business sectors, along with startups and small businesses. I’ve been a small business owner who grew up working in my family’s business. Moreover, I’ve worked in large companies. I’m an accountant and a technology manager. I know what companies must do to balance their books, utilize technology for service delivery and decision making, and provide the highest level of customer service. With all that experience behind me, I’ll work to expand economic opportunities for our artists. New public-private partnerships and other initiatives for job training, education, small business incubators, and mentorships are key. Yes, I would increase city funding of the arts and look for opportunities to support the arts in St. Petersburg with state and federal funding. I’ll help foster increased collaboration and partnership with Creative Pinellas and other regional arts organizations to enable us to leverage more state and federal funding for projects and programs. I will leverage my experience as a three-time Countywide Tourist Development Council Chair and relationships across the region to explore new funding sources and national and international opportunities to advance the arts here locally in St. Petersburg. As part of my Opportunity Agenda, I will develop a solution set of policies, services, programs, and projects focused on providing expanded opportunities for The Arts in St. Petersburg. One of those solutions has to do with Housing. The people—small business owners and entrepreneurs, artists and musicians, restauranteurs, contractors, teachers, first responders, our military, our families are what makes St. Petersburg so special. We can’t let those who are responsible for making St. Pete such a vibrant community, like our artists, be priced out of St. Petersburg’s housing market.

Arts Alliance Investments

95 Investments

Arts Alliance has made 95 investments. Their latest investment was in Spoonshot as part of their Pre-Seed on July 7, 2018.

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Arts Alliance Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/31/2018

Pre-Seed

Spoonshot

$0.4M

Yes

2

1/3/2018

Series A

Aprila Bank

$20.97M

Yes

Alliance Venture, FJ Labs, Strømstangen, and Undisclosed Investors

2

11/1/2015

Seed

Growth Street

$8M

Yes

9/10/2013

Seed VC

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$99M

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10

2/8/2013

Series A

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$99M

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10

Date

7/31/2018

1/3/2018

11/1/2015

9/10/2013

2/8/2013

Round

Pre-Seed

Series A

Seed

Seed VC

Series A

Company

Spoonshot

Aprila Bank

Growth Street

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Amount

$0.4M

$20.97M

$8M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Alliance Venture, FJ Labs, Strømstangen, and Undisclosed Investors

Sources

2

2

10

10

Arts Alliance Portfolio Exits

20 Portfolio Exits

Arts Alliance has 20 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Aprila Bank on October 19, 2018.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

10/19/2018

IPO

1

9/12/2016

Acquired

3

1/27/2015

Acquired

1

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Date

10/19/2018

9/12/2016

1/27/2015

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Exit

IPO

Acquired

Acquired

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Acquirer

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Sources

1

3

1

10

10

Arts Alliance Fund History

4 Fund Histories

Arts Alliance has 4 funds, including Digital Ventures IV.

Closing Date

Fund

Fund Type

Status

Amount

Sources

2/1/2006

Digital Ventures IV

Early-Stage Venture Capital

$62M

1

4/30/2002

Digital Ventures III

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$99M

10

12/31/1999

Digital Ventures II

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$99M

10

12/31/1996

Digital Ventures I

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$99M

10

Closing Date

2/1/2006

4/30/2002

12/31/1999

12/31/1996

Fund

Digital Ventures IV

Digital Ventures III

Digital Ventures II

Digital Ventures I

Fund Type

Early-Stage Venture Capital

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Status

Amount

$62M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Sources

1

10

10

10

Arts Alliance Team

6 Team Members

Arts Alliance has 6 team members, including former Chief Executive Officer, Mark Foster.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Thomas C. Hã¶egh

Founder

Current

Thomas Hoegh

LOVEFiLM, Arts Alliance Media, City Screen, and Firefly Communications

Founder

Current

Mark Foster

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Christopher Lenzi

Chief Financial Officer

Former

Martine Holter

Chief Operating Officer

Former

Name

Thomas C. Hã¶egh

Thomas Hoegh

Mark Foster

Christopher Lenzi

Martine Holter

Work History

LOVEFiLM, Arts Alliance Media, City Screen, and Firefly Communications

Title

Founder

Founder

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Status

Current

Current

Former

Former

Former

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