Christie’s Ventures is a new enterprise through which we engage with earlier stage companies having direct relevance to our businesses. Through direct investment and both brand support and market access, we will help startups to accelerate their build-out and adoption, while simultaneously advancing Christie’s leadership in the ecosystem around fine art and luxury goods. Our focus is early-stage technology and FinTech companies, built by proven-track record founders, which can apply solutions to opportunities or challenges in our market. With a demonstrated leadership in how technological advancement can benefit our buyers and sellers (online auctions, multi-city livestreaming, augmented reality, NFT digital art, Art+Tech Summits and others), Christies has consistently lead innovation in the art market. The Christie’s Ventures value proposition combines the power of our brand and capital together with our network and expertise; it is another example of the formidable Christie’s Advantage.