Curated online auctions for exceptional objects
Assen (The Netherlands)
Ilse Kamp (COO)
Catawiki is a worldwide online auction house which unites buyers and sellers of exceptional items and collectibles in a unique fashion. In 2008, René Schoenmakers (CEO) and Marco Jansen (CTO) founded the company as a community for collectors. Since 2011, Catawiki has been hosting weekly auctions in 35 categories, worth tens of millions of euros every year. Specialised auctioneers supervise the auctions, guaranteeing varied, high quality selections of auction lots. Catawiki's special system of payment also provides buyers and sellers with a secure and simple means of transaction. Additionally, Catawiki is visited for its free tools for collectors by tens of thousands of people every day. Using these tools, they can manage their collections with the help of a central catalogue of over 2.5 million collectibles with detailed descriptions.