BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Invaluable, the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles, today announced that Invaluable CEO Rob Weisberg has been selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award. The award program, which is celebrating its 30th year, recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Weisberg was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges.
“It is a huge honor to have been selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and I’m very proud to be part of such a wonderful program celebrating entrepreneurship around the world,” said Weisberg. “It is exciting to be part of the evolution of the age-old art industry and to see the huge impact our work is having on auction houses, galleries and dealers by expanding their reach globally and making it easier to connect people with the things they love.”
Weisberg joined Invaluable in October 2012 and transformed Invaluable into the largest online marketplace for the most sought-after fine art, antiques and collectibles in the world. Under his leadership, Invaluable has built the most stable and secure online auction technology in the industry, and unified the historically fragmented art market with the launch of the company’s “Buy Now” offering in March 2016 by bringing auction houses, art galleries and antique dealers around the world together in a single marketplace. Under Weisberg’s leadership, Invaluable experienced a record year in 2015 with a 60 percent increase in live auction revenue over the year prior.
This year marks the second year in a row that Weisberg has been named a finalist in the program. Now in its 30th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world.
Invaluable is the world’s leading online marketplace for fine art, antiques and collectibles. Working with more than 4,000 of the world’s premier auction houses, dealers and galleries, Invaluable helps buyers from 200 countries connect with the things they love. With best-in-class online bidding technology, along with a fixed-price retail platform, Invaluable provides sellers with e-commerce and marketing solutions, as well as auction management software. Recently called “one of the fastest growing e-commerce sites in the art world” by Blouin ArtInfo, Invaluable has also been recognized by Deloitte’s 2015 Technology Fast 500™ and the 2015 EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program. Headquartered in Boston, Invaluable also has offices in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium and Australia. For more information, visit www.Invaluable.com or follow us on Twitter at @InvaluableLive.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.