The Arthena team shares in a desire to answer challenging questions presented by new technological applications in the art market.
We strive for excellence through innovation, yet we appreciate the art world’s storied tradition and history as we navigate the colliding worlds of machine learning, fine art, and financial services.
The Arthena team is small and interdisciplinary. Our culture is defined by mutual respect between collaborators with diverse backgrounds, united in the mission to discover unprecedented art market insights at the intersection of qualitative and quantitative analyses.
Meet The Founders
Madelaine D'Angelo, CEO
Madelaine is a leader in the field of quantitative pricing for the art market. A specialist in technological applications for fine art, Madelaine founded Arthena to establish pricing transparency for the art market, and in the process, created a platform for new financial products.
Madelaine holds a BA in Finance and a Master's Degree from Harvard, where she collaborated on her thesis with the Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. As a certified appraiser, she is experienced in art valuation, collector behavioral analysis, and global art market dynamics. Madelaine has worked with the Directors of the Guggenheim, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Smithsonian Institution.
Michael D'Angelo, CTO
Michael is a co-founder and the CTO of Arthena where he works on building the most accurate models for pricing fine art. Michael holds an MS from Stanford in Computational and Mathematical Engineering where he specialized in deep learning and constrained optimization. He's published in utilizing recurrent neural networks for algorithmic trading and efficient search algorithms in affine spaces.
Before Arthena, he helped build the world's largest constellation of imaging satellites at Planet, built distributed machine learning pipelines at Matroid, deployed the first GPU models at Facebook, and was a director at SEDS. Additionally, he's worked on data analysis and visualization projects backed by the Gates Foundation, UN, and NASA.
In The Press
Work With Us
Perks & Benefits
- Competitive compensation packages, including equity
- Medical, dental, vision, life insurance
- Commuter Benefits
- Unlimited vacation & flexible work-from-home policy
- Team bonding and offsite events
- Open office floor plan
- Team lunches, happy hours, ample snacks and drinks
- Casual dress
- Team-based strategic planning