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Paddle8 is the auction house for the 21st-century collector. We give a global community of passionate collectors unprecedented access to online auctions of high-caliber inventory. We’ve streamlined the collecting experience, combining the excitement and expertise of an auction house with innovative technology and a global perspective. Paddle8's online auctions showcase a dynamic range of art, collectibles, and luxury goods—all vetted by trusted specialists. We partner with celebrated cultural institutions and international tastemakers to help collectors refine their tastes, discover new passions, and fulfill their philanthropic pursuits. We have a global team of specialists who source extraordinary inventory for our auctions, all of which are organized around compelling themes or curated by notable cultural figures. Paddle8 has also collaborated with more than 200 museums or foundations to open up their benefit auctions to our global community of collectors, greatly expanding each organization's fundraising goals while simultaneously providing access to blue-chip works of art and design. Founded in 2011, we're a team of art and tech professionals with offices in New York (headquarters), L.A., and London. We are funded by a diverse group of investors, including Mousse Partners, Founder Collective, Winklevoss Capital, and individual investors including art-world insiders Damien Hirst, Jay Jopling, and the Mellon family. As Paddle8 expands its inventory categories and geographies, and as we continue to pioneer innovative technological and operational solutions to collecting online, we are seeking well-qualified candidates to join our team.
HQNew York, NY, US
Employee Ratings3.1
Overall CultureD

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2021)7(-12%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Paddle8

Osman Khan

Osman Khan

Founding Partner
Alexander Gilkes

Alexander Gilkes

David Frankel

David Frankel

Investor & Board of Directors
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Paddle8 Office Locations

Paddle8 has offices in New York, Los Angeles and London
New York, NY, US (HQ)
30 Cooper Sq
Los Angeles, CA, US
1850 Industrial St APT 605
London, GB
24 Maddox St
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Paddle8 Financials and Metrics

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Paddle8 total Funding

$44 m

Paddle8 latest funding size

$34 m

Time since last funding

5 years ago

Paddle8 investors

Paddle8's latest funding round in October 2015 was reported to be $34 m. In total, Paddle8 has raised $44 m
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Paddle8 News and Updates

Paddle8 And Highsnobiety Debut Inaugural Sale

NEW YORK, June 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Paddle8, the global leader in cultural e-commerce and benefit auctions and Highsnobiety, the leading new-media platform, will debut their inaugural sale, June 14- 24. The online auction features more than 50 works by artists including KAWS, Takashi...

Paddle8 Is Nomminated For A Webby Award For Best Art Website

NEW YORK, April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Paddle8, the global leader in cultural e-commerce and online benefit auctions is nominated for the Best Art Website Webby Award. Paddle8 is powered by best-in-class technology, making collecting and selling art and rare collectibles online an easy, ...

The Solar Panel Art Series Is Back With Works By Okuda San Miguel & Other International Artists

The Solar Panel Art Series, in partnership with Paddle8 and Little Sun Foundation, has launched the second of three benefit auctions featuring Okuda San Miguel and other international artists

Paddle8 Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Paddle8 founded?

    Paddle8 was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Paddle8 key executives?

    Paddle8's key executives are Osman Khan, Alexander Gilkes and David Frankel.

  • How many employees does Paddle8 have?

    Paddle8 has 7 employees.

  • Who are Paddle8 competitors?

    Competitors of Paddle8 include Victoria Plum, Saatva and V3 Group.

  • Where is Paddle8 headquarters?

    Paddle8 headquarters is located at 30 Cooper Sq, New York.

  • Where are Paddle8 offices?

    Paddle8 has offices in New York, Los Angeles and London.

  • How many offices does Paddle8 have?

    Paddle8 has 3 offices.