What we strive to do

Meural combines the best of art, technology, and design to create products that make us feel something. It's our goal to make art universally accessible, and a part of people's daily lives.

Spark discovery

Art is for everyone, and we're dedicated to bringing it into homes of all shapes and sizes. It's our mission to democratize art.

Inspire expression

We empower our community with choice: to discover, curate, and create what's on their walls.

The team

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Our story

Meural was founded in August 2014 by friends Vladimir Vukicevic and Jerry Hu, first generation immigrants who met at NYU during freshman orientation. Before starting Meural, Vlad was the co-founder and CTO at RocketHub, a leading crowdfunding platform that empowered artists. Jerry was a product manager at FreshDirect, and a former docent for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

After building a small team of passionate experts, Meural was incubated out of an artist collective in the Lower East Side, sourcing feedback straight from artists. The first year was spent on R&D: developing the right display, building the ambient light sensor, creating gesture control, and designing the frames.

In late 2015, we sold out our initial batch of Meural Canvases, and began shipping our second group in the summer of 2016. In 2015, we received $695,000 in angel funding from a set of investors including Bolt, Jeff Baltimore, and Jerry Colonna. In 2016, our seed round closed, raising $2.45 million from Corigin Ventures (who led the round), Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners, Francois Bennahmias, Elio Leoni Sceti, Bolt, and others.

The rapidly growing team is based in New York. We’re a close-knit, passionate, global bunch—from Australia, China, Israel, Serbia, the UK, and the US.

  • Or Baron

    CTO
    Or Baron - CTO
  • Aviva Bhansali

    Marketing Associate
    Aviva Bhansali - Marketing Associate
  • Jordan Cooperman

    Head of Product
    Jordan Cooperman - Head of Product
  • Vera Ho

    Electrical Engineer
    Vera Ho - Electrical Engineer
  • Jerry Hu

    Co-Founder & CRO
    Jerry Hu - Co-Founder & CRO
  • Simonne Hurse

    Head of Business Development
    Simonne Hurse - Head of Business Development
  • Andrew Lipstein

    Director of Communication
    Andrew Lipstein - Director of Communication
  • Neda Navalesca

    Industrial Designer
    Neda Navalesca - Industrial Designer
  • Alexander Richey

    Software Engineer
    Alexander Richey - Software Engineer
  • Sara Robertson

    Curator
    Sara Robertson - Curator
  • Dan San

    Director of Sales
    Dan San - Director of Sales
  • Poppy Simpson

    Head of Content and Curation
    Poppy Simpson - Head of Content and Curation
  • Haley Temin

    Associate Curator
    Haley Temin - Associate Curator
  • Vladimir Vukicevic

    Co-Founder & CEO
    Vladimir Vukicevic - Co-Founder & CEO
  • Guan-Huei Wu

    Motion Graphics Designer
    Guan-Huei Wu - Motion Graphics Designer
  • Maggie Xue

    Product Designer
    Maggie Xue - Product Designer

Photos by Maggie Marguerite

Our network

Meural makes it a priority to work with the creator in mind. That means offering fair compensation, and actively seeking to amplify our artists’ audience. We’re at the ground floor of the art community, and have had the privilege to partner with a group of inspiring institutions.

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