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30 Cooper Square
4th Floor
New York
United States

About Us

Paddle8 is an auction house for the twentieth century. We present online auctions of trusted inventory as well as benefit auctions in collaboration with leading museums and foundations, all hosted on an elegant platform that makes collecting swift and seamless. To date, Paddle8 has partnered with over 200 non-profit organizations worldwide to present their benefit auctions online, dramatically expanding the audience of supporters and fundraising results for each auction. Founded in 2011 by Alexander Gilkes, an auctioneer and LVMH veteran, and Aditya Julka, a Harvard Business School MBA and serial entrepreneur, Paddle8 today has over 50 employees worldwide, with teams in New York, L.A., and London. Paddle8 is funded by the investors behind Uber, Vimeo, Buzzfeed, Paperless Post, Warby Parker, and Bonobos, among others, as well as art-world insiders Damien Hirst, Jay Jopling, and Matthew Mellon. Access Paddle8 auctions anytime at or through Paddle8's iPhone app, available for free in the App Store.