© Saskia Uppenkamp
Jake Levine (Founder, CEO)

Location: Manhattan’s East Village has always had a reputation as a bohemian, independent neighbourhood. It may have changed a little since the artistic glory days of the ‘70s and ‘80s, but it is still a centre of counter-culture as well a top-spot for vintage shops, cool clubs and eccentric bars.

Electric Objects – Discover great art on digital displays

Consumer Technology
Founded in 2014
14 employees
Funding $8M / 2 rounds

Electric Objects was founded in 2014 in NYC by founder & CEO Jake Levine, with the belief that discovering, connecting with and bringing home art should be as easy as finding that great song or watching that favorite movie. Electric Objects is on a mission to make that a reality. EO2, the 2nd generation product, which launched in October 2016, is a digital display designed from the ground up to showcase art. It pairs with a mobile app to showcase a diverse collection of art in your home, so you can choose to display whatever you feel: a waterfall GIF or a classic Van Gogh. It’s the next great movement in art. To date, the company has raised $8M in Seed and Series A funding, with participation from First Round Capital, RRE, Bessemer Venture Partners, betaworks, and notable NYC entrepreneurs like Dennis Crowley, David Karp, Matt Mullenweg, and others.

This article was published in “the Hundert Vol. 9 – Startups of New York“, December 2016.