LONDON, October 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
New miPic Platform Prepares to Bring Affordable Luxury Art and Fashion Products to the Masses
Shoreditch-based startup miPic announces its recent seed investment, raising £1.3m from Sage Technologies. miPic takes shoppable social to the next level. Think "Instagram meets Etsy".
The company plans to bring its photo marketplace to the masses and, to celebrate, is launching a Pop-up store in Spitalfields, London this weekend to commence its pre-Xmas marketing campaign.
"We all create images that have the potential to be hung at a gallery, sold at a retailer or sent as a gift to a loved one," says Carl Thomas, miPic founder and CEO. "Our mission is to empower people to be creative, earn money by simply sharing a picture or shop awesome images as beautiful art and design products from each other, flipping traditional retail on its head."
Michael Boocher, Head of Investment Strategy at Sage Technologies, commented: "Carl left his career as an architect aiming to prove that the best means of achieving happiness is by doing what you love and following your passion. This sentiment serves as the foundation of miPic, Carl has created a platform to allow creators to do the same through their art by giving them access to a global marketplace."
"I'm proud to welcome Michael to the board of directors," adds Carl. "Building miPic is a dream come true and I can't wait to see how far we can take this brand and this platform."
Founded by Chartered Architect, Carl Thomas, with the desire to make art, photography and design products accessible to all. The idea is simple: miPic provides a social platform for everyone to print, buy and sell their pictures as affordable luxury design products and earn money for free.
NEWS AND FEATURE ANGLES:
- New and unique way to create personalised art, clothes and homeware
- 'Made in Britain' quality and affordable luxury products for everyone
- Gives amateur and professional photographers a revenue stream
- Better value than all other personalised print services online and offline
- miPic to become the 'go to' platform to buy, sell and print custom art and design.
miPic's message is simple: Share, Showcase, Create!
Read miPic's Startup Story - www.mipic.co/about