Collecteurs is an independent public-benefit corporation with a mission to give public access to the world's unseen private art collections. In their words, they "aim to bring these unseen works out of the dark, and back into culture, where they belong.”
Jessica and Evrim Oralkan (the co-founders of Collecteurs) started collecting more than a decade ago. While they were considering options to catalog their collection, none of the alternatives met their expectations. Long story short, they came up with a collection management system that also accommodates a built-in social network. To finance this work, they created a business model based on membership fees and revenue from services to users. Today Collecteurs host more than 1200 collectors within its database.