Vango

Changing the way we discover art

Product

Vango is a marketplace that connects independent artists and buyers focusing on original paintings at entry level prices (<$2000).

Our mission is to make art accessible to those who want original art, but are intimidated by it. We do this in three ways:

– Visualization: A distinct focus on mobile technology and innovative searching tools, allowing users to find art based on the color scheme of their room, as well as virtually ‘hang’ the art on their wall.
– Simple Pricing: A unique pricing structure where all artist start selling at Tier 1 ($100, $250 price point) and are able to unlock higher Tiers the more they sell (Tier 2 – $500, $750; Tier 3 – $1000, $1500).
– Relatable Discovery: We created thematic collections that people can relate to (like Spotify) rather than genre, medium, and movement. We also let you find local artist using GPS.

We originally launched with an iPad and iPhone and just launched a web app (Nov 10), and we are looking to build out an Android app (Q1 2015).

Founders

  • Win Raguini