Business, Startups

Cupick: A Platform for Artists to Showcase and Monetize their Art

CupickBangalore based Cupick is a platform for artists, designers, photographers and creative people working on visual media to showcase, promote, share and sell their artwork. The artistic league can now monetize their talent by putting their artwork on variety of mediums such as art prints, posters, postcards and greeting cards.

With a roadmap to launch phone cases, t-shirts, mugs, tote bags and other merchandise, the primary goal of Cupick is to make art accessible and consumable to the common people.

On 20th October 2014, Cupick platform opened up for its public launch. With over 1250 artwork uploaded already on the platform by 250+ artists, the Cupick’s registered userbase has surpassed the figure of 500. At Cupick, the artist decides the price of the artwork he/she wishes to make available, and the products they wanted to sell it on. Artists are provided with metadata, watermark and download protection tools so as to protect their work.

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“There are hundreds of thousands of artists creating beautiful work that just doesn’t reach out to enough people. And if it does, it isn’t being consumed and relished enough. Our aim is to help make art a part of everyday life,” said Shaishav Todi, CEO at Cupick.

The platform is focused on artist experience and offers visually creative people a means to sell or share their artwork or creativity without worrying about printing, payment, shipping, etc. The copyright to the artwork is always retained with the artist.

The main competitors in the market for Cupick are India: Bluegape, Postergully International: Redbubble, Society6.

Cupick has been able to raise a fair amount of funding till date of Rs. 10 lakh from an HNI.


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