Cuseum, a company that was formerly known as Spotzer, has raised $1.2m from angel investors to develop their beacon-driven smartphone product for museums. Already working with The Boston Athenaeum, The MIT List and the Neue Galerie, Cuseum will be getting a lot more attention soon. Watch this space:
Cuseum, a startup focused on mobile technology for the art and cultural sector, announced today that it closed a seed investment of $1.2 million. Investors in this round include Foundry Group’s FG Angels, Atlas Venture’s Boston Syndicates, Seavest Capital Partners, Drummond Road Capital, and New Gen Partners. Funds were also raised from angel investors Paul English, Joshua Schachter, Deborah Ellinger, Wayne Chang, Colin Angle, Nicole Stata, David Chang, Jit Saxena and others.
“We are thrilled to close our seed round of funding with a group of investors that are excited and eager to assist in the growth of Cuseum. The funding will allow us to leverage our expertise and grow rapidly towards powering the mobile passport to the art world,” said Brendan Ciecko, founder & CEO
“We’re hugely impressed by Brendan’s vision to bring art and culture to life through mobile and beacons, thereby unlocking a world of shareable content for consumers and rich visitor insights for museums,” said investor Brad Feld of Foundry Group.
The company will use the funds to expand their sales, design, and development teams. “We aim to be the go-to technology leader for the art world,” says Ciecko. Cuseum offers several new tools and technologies, including support for Bluetooth beacons. “We see the introduction of beacons as transformative and know it will significantly enhance the visitor experience. We’re excited to bring this to cultural venues globally with the power and ease of our platform.”