|Blacklots Inc, 12/12|
|Series A, 2/12 |
Paddle8 is the auction house of the online world, supporting non-profits through benefit and themed auctions. Founded by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer and LVMH veteran, and Aditya Julka, a HBS MBA and serial entrepreneur. Paddle8 eases the sale and acquisition of art and collectibles via a fully virtual auction model, offering the lowest available commissions, no public sales records, and extended auction visibility and time-lines, enhanced by educational content, in addition to automated post-sale services. Paddle8 is funded by Founder Collective, a prestigious venture fund, and Mousse Partners, a family office affiliated with a major luxury brand. www.paddle8.com.
Paddle8 Co-Founder Aditya Julka at TEDxChelseaAdded: 3/5/13