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Osman Khan

Paddle8
co-founder
Osman Khan is the co-founder of online auction house Paddle8, which is transforming the way that people collect. Osman has extensive experience in scaling companies and sustainable growth. He attended Northwestern for his undergraduate and masters, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School, and previously worked at Goldman Sachs and Perella Weinberg, where he focused on M&A and private capital raising. Osman is a board member of ArteEast, a non-profit focused on creating residency programs for Middle-Eastern artists in the U.S., and on the Leadership Council of Rhizome, a pioneer in bringing together the spaces of art and technology. In addition, Osman is an active angel investor and sits on the advisory boards of several prominent startups in the consumer retail and internet space, and has served as an ongoing judge for the Harvard Business School New Venture Competition. He is a frequent speaker about innovations in the art market, with recent appearances including the annual Harvard University Cyberposium, Art Basel Miami, Armory, NADA, and the UNICEF Global Entrepreneurs Forum. Founded in 2011, Paddle8 has attracted funding from investors behind Uber, Buzzfeed, Vimeo, Warby Parker, and Paperless Post, as well as art-world insiders like David Zwirner and Damien Hirst.