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1000|MUSEUMS, Inc

We introduce the world’s greatest art to the widest possible public by partnering with leading museums.

  • Stage $1M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Retailing / Distribution
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2010
  • Employees 15
  • Website

Company Summary

1000|Museums is building a suite of web and mobile applications that provide users with a more personalized and content rich art discovery and museum planning experience, while providing museums with end-to-end solutions for transforming their art collections into monetizable archival-quality, print-on-demand products that drive revenue to both the museums (100+) and 1KM, making the world’s greatest art accessible and affordable to everyone.


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    Brendan Burns

    Experience C-level executive with significant experience from seed stage up thru $50 million in revenue. Skills include strategic formation and alignment, recruiting, fundraising and M&A. Experience includes, software, information security, ecommerce and adtech. Also Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School.

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    Kirsten Soderlind
    Chief Creative Officer & Founder

    GalleryPlayer/VP of Content Acquisition & Creative Development. Grand Image (Art Publisher)/VP of Strategic Development (POD). Corbis/Director of Creative Merchandising. Relationships with museums worldwide; 100+ content licensing deals with museums &content owners.

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    Martin Lawlor
    US Sales Director

    30 years in the art publishing industry, including 26 years at Bruce McGaw Graphics. Positions have included Director of Purchasing and Acquisitions, Director of Licensing, and Director of Museums and Special Markets (domestic and international sales to museums and the décor market). BA, History, Queen’s University at Kingston.

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    Rachel Wright
    Marketing Director

    11 years at Corbis in roles spanning content sourcing, product management and business development . Director of consumer/emerging markets including mobile, print on demand, and community content development (crowdsourcing). BA, Art History, Santa Clara University & MA, Art History, University of Texas, at Austin.

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    Gregg Bennett
    Chairman of the Board

    Vice chair, Alliance of Angels (Seattle); active investor and entrepreneur.

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    Graham Riley
    Director of Business Development

    Over six years of private equity experience (The Jordan Company, Alliance Consumer Growth) in China & the US / Advisor to multiple NYC-based startups / MBA, Columbia / Fluent in Mandarin Chinese

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    Michael Melmed
    Director of Digital Marketing

    CFA charterholder and Columbia MBA with significant experience in market research, digital marketing, and technology solutions. Prior to Columbia Michael spent 5 years at BlackRock and 2 years at a leading market research agency.


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    Summit Law

Previous Investors

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    Angel investors from Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego, New York & Boston.
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    Scout Ventures, Alliance of Angels (Seattle), NY Angels