Jen Bekman Projects, which runs an e-commerce site for art collectors, 20×200, has raised over $800,000 in Series A funding led by True Ventures with angel investors participating. Notable investors included Caterina Fake, Chris Dixon, Zach Klein, James Joaquin, Scott Heiferman and others.
20×200’s platform simulates the feel of a gallery, except online. Each “online exhibit” is curated with limited-edition prints and photos, all priced affordably. The site introduces two new pieces a week: one photo and one work on paper.
Bekman also has a gallery in New York, which exhibits a variety of art in different mediums. And she sponsors a competition to help discover and promote photographers. Bekman herself is a techie turned curator, who was the former Chief Creative Officer of a video streaming company and the VP of User Development at Meetup.