Arteïa has a team of 20 IT professionals, who have been working
on the development of the art cataloguing software for the last two years.
With two successful fundraising campaigns ensuring its launch, Arteïa has proven that it can convince investors of its art cataloguing software's potential.
Arteïa has been part of The KHUBE since 2016, which is KPMG Luxembourg's incubator focussing on fintechs. KPMG Luxembourg assists Arteïa with financial matters.
Arteïa was also selected by the LHoFT, a Luxembourg-based public-private sector initiative that aims to foster the development of fintechs and notably startups working in the field of blockchain technology.
Co-founder & CEO
After graduating with a master's degree in management from Paris Dauphine University, Philippe Gellman mainly worked in France in the financial markets. In 1997, after working for several major banks (Crédit Lyonnais, Société Générale), he founded Bourse Direct, which was the first independent online broker to be listed on the Paris stock exchange. He remained at the head of the company for 7 years and then went on to found and direct companies and invest in numerous sectors including the fashion and healthcare industries and several startups.
His experience in creating companies, financing packages, business plans and mobilising teams of experts is only equalled by his passion for contemporary art.
Co-founder & CTO
Marek Zabicki, Ph. D. in control & optimization of decentralized systems, has more than three decade's experience in developing complex information retrieval systems, modeling financial derivatives and developing art management platforms.
After a short period of academic career at the Polish Academy of Science, he moved into a startup world and across the time participated or himself launched eight technology startups, among the others he was CTO of CEDROM, the company that developed French first CD-ROM, CTO of the GL Trade, world leader in the financial software. He was the founder of LexMedia and Neurosoft, the company behind Musnet and GCOLL/2 art management systems. During the last 3 years Marek is focused on applying blockchain, smart contracts and crypto economics to diverse real-life problems. He is currently a co-founder and the CTO of the ARTEIA SA.
Co-founder & CSO
Holding a computer engineer diploma (EISTI), a Master of Computer Science (Florida Institute of Technology) and Master of Business Administration (Sciences Po Paris), Olivier Marian is an entrepreneur and an investor. After working at Marvin Software (Reuters) and Microsoft, Olivier Marian co-founded e-marketing startup Endromis in 1998.
For some ten years, Olivier Marian has been investing in various, mainly technological companies. As he was born into a family of art collectors, when he couldn't find a satisfactory solution on the market he quite logically created his own tool for managing the collection. He joined Arteïa at its creation as a shareholder and was directly involved in its development, applying his IT expertise and knowledge of the art market.
Reine-Marie Fontaine Taittinger was the director of Heal Fashion, a company working in the fashion sector and a children's furniture design company. She is the founder of the Thaillywood foundation and Thaillywood Artist Residency, which offers residencies to artists from the young Asian scene. She is also a founding member of the Tokyo Art Club. Reine-Marie Fontaine Taittinger has been collecting contemporary art for more than 20 years.
Hugues Taittinger holds a master's degree from HEC. After 22 years working in the family business, this entrepreneur and collector became the chairman of IP/Nexia, a telecommunications solutions provider in Belgium. He is also a founding member of the Tokyo Art Club and Thaillywood Artist Residency.
On the basis of the excellence of the project, new investors have joined the team of Arteïa's founders.
CEO and founder of Toluna and Harris Interactive Europe. He is also an art collector.
Belgian property developer. The Gillion group is responsible for numerous prestigious developments such as the Plaza Hotel and the Museum of Natural Sciences of Belgium in Brussels.
Founder of ORPEA, one of the European leaders in provision of care for the elderly. A keen collector of tribal, modern and contemporary art, he responded to Arteïa's second fundraising campaign and is ready to publicly defend the project.
Grégoire Alexandre was part of the opening of the first European branch of Raymond James in Paris in 1987, and he obtained his industry securities registration license for the American market in 1989. He looked after institutional clients in France and Monaco and became a partner in 2000. He is also a partner at Raymond James Asset Management and Arteïa. He has been a collector for more than 30 years and is a genuine art lover.