Artnome was founded in 2015 by art enthusiast and data specialist, Jason Bailey. After reading a book called “Provenance: How a Con Man and a Forger Rewrote the History of Modern Art," Jason began thinking critically about the problem of forgery. He assumed their would be a large singular database housing important information about artists that could be used to fight forgery, but found no such place. Three years later Artnome was born.  
Artnome has been described as the Zillow /Moneyball for art and artists. They provide analytical data about art and artists pulled from catalogue raisonné, public auction data, and public museum records. Founder Bailey doesn't see the technology being too disruptive to the small handful of top tier art collectors out there, but sees potential in serving and developing the middle market, especially in the digital art landscape.