Partnering with over 160 museums worldwide, the app instantly identifies two million digitised artworks and is now the world’s most popular museum app, with over one million downloads.
Pembroke’s investment follows Smartify’s notable 300% growth in the past year, having successfully adapted to deliver online arts education during the pandemic, and provide digital support for museums globally as they reopen. It has also established partnerships with world-class institutions including London’s National Gallery, The Smithsonian and the Belvedere Palace in Vienna.
The investment will be used to support international expansion, particularly in the US, and the evolution of the platform from an app-first experience into a multi-channel offering that supports online arts education and enables user friendly ecommerce.
|Date of investment||November 2020|
|Cost of investment||£1,000,000|
|% of ownership||20%|
|Latest valuation of Pembroke investment||£1,000,000|