So how did Artisio come to be?
Prior to launching Artisio, Berdia, Irakli, Zura and Guga all met each other at different points of their IT careers and soon realised they shared the same vision - the untapped possibilities of technology, building genuinely market disrupting software solutions and a burning passion to take on the world.
Between 2003 - 2013 – a simpler time before Artisio exploded onto the scene – Our founder, Berdia Qamarauli, was delivering online tech solutions as CTO for a UK based international auction house. In 2014, fate intervened and Berdia met Irakli, who was managing a software development company alongside his two partners: Zura & Guga.
Their synergy and shared vision was electric from the very start and they soon teamed up, starting a larger, more ambitious, software business.
Prior to the idea of Artisio being born, the Team had worked on different software development projects, creating and delivering enterprise management solutions for blue chip companies in the financial sector as well as auction businesses around the world.
This was the start of the Artisio story!
While working with various auction companies over numerous tech projects, the Team realised that current auction management systems were not meeting their client’s needs in an increasingly online marketplace.
The concept of front to back auction software was in dire need of modernisation and none of the existing solutions offered all the features and integrations needed to support a modern, client facing business. From this idea... Artisio was born!
"We wanted to create a single platform to let auction businesses have one, centralised back-office solution which would make all staff members’ lives easier. At Artisio we understand the challenges facing auction houses today"Berdia, Irakli, Zura & Guga - Co-Founders @ Artisio.
CEO & Co-Founder
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Head of Software Development & Co-Founder
CFO & Co-Founder
Head of Sales
Senior Full Stack Engineer
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Head of QA
Head of Marketing
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Artisio is founded!
Our co-founders experienced firsthand the challenges facing auction houses today.
Determined to create a solution that adds genuine value, they built Artisio with their team. And thus, Artisio was born!
Our first customers!
Within just six months, Artisio officially launched and successfully onboarded three enterprise-size customers
Off we grow!
By hiring 5 new employees, we've expanded our team, and through the acquisition of 12 new customers, our company has experienced remarkable growth, skyrocketing by 500%
First steps into the US market
With a presence in 9 countries, we expanded our reach and made a positive impact on the global stage
Introducing Online Bidding Platform
Launched an integrated online bidding platform and web app, transforming Artisio into a comprehensive front-to-back auction management software suite.
It’s an award season!
We were named the 'Most Innovative Startup of the Year 2022' in the Business Award competition organized by Visa and TBC Bank
Planting the seed
Secured our first funding with a £250K Pre-Seed Round led by Jenson Funding Partners
And won the Startup World Cup Regional Conference!
We are heading to Silicon Valley for Global Finale in November 2023. Your cheers will fuel our determination!