ArtCorgi Streamlines The Art Commissioning Process With Its New Marketplace


All startups have origin stories of some sort, but for ArtCorgi, it’s both about the beginning of the company and the engagement of its co-founders.

That’s right, it’s a startup run by an engaged team of Malcolm (CEO) and Simone (COO) Collins. You can read Malcolm’s full account of the proposal here, but the gist of it is that he commissioned 21 pieces from 18 artists via online art community deviantART, and then posted them on Reddit. Maybe not the way you would propose, but still, pretty darn amazing. (And most importantly, she said yes.)

Apparently Malcolm (who’s also a grad student at the Stanford Business School) and Simone (formerly director of marketing at were working on another startup called Gigaverse at the time, but they found that people seemed much more interested in talking about the proposal story and the commissioned art. Malcolm said that…

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