About Otis

We’re democratizing access to investments and making it possible for anyone to own a piece of culture.

Our Story

Otis was born out of a passion for art and culture, as well as a belief that it’s possible to find meaning in every facet of life — including investing.

Out of that passion and belief — plus a ton of research — came another conclusion: that investing in cultural objects like art and collectibles can be a financially savvy part of a diversified investment portfolio. The problem? Only the very wealthy could afford these assets. Until now.

Enter Otis, where we’re making the investment opportunities previously reserved for the few accessible to the many — all while supporting artists and creators, building a museum-worthy collection, and making that collection free to view in spaces around the world.

Our Team

Otis was started by Michael Karnjanaprakorn, who previously founded Skillshare and was an early employee at Behance. He has spent his career democratizing access within education, jobs, and now investing.

We are a remote-friendly team, partially based in New York City and partially distributed across the United States. Our team has worked at Kickstarter, Artsy, Gemini, Moma, Hauser & Wirth, Temasek, Gabelli Funds, Robinhood, and Nike.

We’re redefining an industry and creating a new asset class around culture. Join our team if you value transparency, speed, and ownership.

Investors

We are backed by a wide range of venture capitalist firms and financial services institutions.

Press

We are backed by a wide range of venture capitalist firms and financial services institutions.
Careers
We’re redefining an industry and creating a new asset class around culture. Join our team if you value transparency, speed, and ownership.
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OTIS IS A FUNDING PLATFORM, NOT A BROKER-DEALER. SECURITIES ARE OFFERED TO INVESTORS THROUGH NORTH CAPITAL PRIVATE SECURITIES, A REGISTERED BROKER-DEALER AND MEMBER OF FINRA AND SIPC, LOCATED AT 623 EAST FT. UNION BLVD, SUITE 101, SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84047 WITH WHICH OTIS HAS PARTNERED. YOU CAN REVIEW THE BROKERCHECK FOR NCPS HERE. PRIVATE INVESTMENTS ARE HIGHLY ILLIQUID AND RISKY AND ARE NOT SUITABLE FOR ALL INVESTORS. YOU SHOULD SPEAK WITH YOUR FINANCIAL ADVISOR, ACCOUNTANT, AND/OR ATTORNEY WHEN EVALUATING PRIVATE OFFERINGS.NEITHER OTIS NOR NORTH CAPITAL MAKES ANY RECOMMENDATIONS OR PROVIDES ADVICE ABOUT INVESTMENTS.THE INFORMATION YOU WILL HEAR TODAY MAY MAKE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ABOUT INVESTMENTS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN REVIEWED BY OTIS OR NORTH CAPITAL. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THESE STATEMENTS BUT SHOULD CAREFULLY EVALUATE THE OFFERING MATERIALS IN ASSESSING ANY PRIVATE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY, INCLUDING THE COMPLETE SET OF RISK FACTORS THAT ARE PROVIDED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

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OTIS IS SPONSORING A PUBLIC OFFERING PURSUANT TO REGULATION A UNDER THE SECURITIES ACT OF 1933, AS AMENDED, FOR VARIOUS SERIES OF INTERESTS ISSUED BY ONE OR MORE AFFILIATES OF OTIS. THE OFFERING CIRCULAR CAN BE FOUND HERE. PAST PERFORMANCE MAY NOT BE INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. INVESTMENTS IN ALTERNATIVES, SUCH AS THE INVESTMENTS OFFERED ON THE OTIS PLATFORM, ARE ILLIQUID AND CARRY THE RISK OF COMPLETE LOSS OF CAPITAL. KEY RISKS INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, NO OPERATING HISTORY, LIMITED DIVERSIFICATION, RISK OF DAMAGE OR THEFT AND NO VOTING RIGHTS. INVESTORS SHOULD CAREFULLY REVIEW THE RISKS LOCATED IN THE OFFERING CIRCULAR FOR A MORE COMPREHENSIVE DISCUSSION OF RISK.

FROM TIME TO TIME, AFFILIATES OF OTIS WILL SEEK TO QUALIFY ADDITIONAL SECURITIES UNDER REGULATION A. FOR OFFERINGS THAT HAVE NOT YET BEEN QUALIFIED, NO MONEY OR OTHER CONSIDERATION IS BEING SOLICITED, AND IF SENT IN RESPONSE, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. NO OFFER TO BUY THE SECURITIES CAN BE ACCEPTED AND NO PART OF THE PURCHASE PRICE CAN BE RECEIVED UNTIL THE OFFERING STATEMENT FILED BY THE COMPANY WITH THE SEC HAS BEEN QUALIFIED BY THE SEC. ANY SUCH OFFER MAY BE WITHDRAWN OR REVOKED, WITHOUT OBLIGATION OR COMMITMENT OF ANY KIND, AT ANY TIME BEFORE NOTICE OF ACCEPTANCE GIVEN AFTER THE DATE OF QUALIFICATION. AN INDICATION OF INTEREST INVOLVES NO OBLIGATION OR COMMITMENT OF ANY KIND.