Grant Winning Startup Daraba – First Online Art Gallery in Georgia
The winners of the Co-Financing Grant program of Innovations and Technologies Agency of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development is revealed.
Total 20 winners were named within the program. Each of them received a grant of 100 thousand GEL. The decision was made by the Investment Committee, which is staffed by high-level international venture investors.
CBW had an interview with Giorgi Kekelidze, Founder & CEO of one of the winner company Daraba:
Can you describe what Daraba does, and why you decided to found the company?
DARABA is the first online Art Gallery or Georgian art marketplace, where art lovers can easily find and buy original art no matter their taste or a budget. DARABA will help Georgian artists sell artworks globally by creating a website and offering global shipping services to the art buyers.
Furthermore, DARABA will be very active offline as well and will organize innovative exhibitions by animating the paintings.
The main reason behind starting the company is to support Georgian artists as my father did almost 30 years ago with the same company name, DARABA. Additionally, I was always into art and DARABA is just a perfect food for my soul.