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Canvera Raises Series A Funding From Footprint, DFJ And Mumbai Angels

Canvera, a Bangalore-based digital photo startup has raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a round led by Footprint Ventures, reports VC Circle. The Series A round also included Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Mumbai Angels and two angel investors from the UK. With a desktop application called Canvera Pro, Canvera is targeting professional digital photographers, and provides services customized wedding albums, photographs, calendars, and photo prints, with a turnaround time of 24-48 hours. They appear to be eying the wedding services market. The company is founded by two IIT Mumbai graduates – Dhiraj Kacker (CEO) and Peeyush Rai. Kacker has worked with consumer focused digital photo sharing and printing co Shutterfly.

Others digital photo sharing and printing companies in this space include Printo (funding from Sequoia Capital, Seed Fund), Picsquare (funding from 3 Angel Investors), iTasveer (tie-up with Microsoft), and Hewlett Packard has also launched its own service – Snapfish – in India. Update: forgot to mention KPCB and Sherpalo ventures funded site Zoomin (pointed out by Varun Singh in the comments).

2 Responses to “Canvera Raises Series A Funding From Footprint, DFJ And Mumbai Angels”

  1. wilabraham

    and you could also add ‘KARIZMA’ to the list. They are the original pioneer in the digital wedding album industry and created a revolution with their user friendly software to design wedding albums. The latest version of their software Karizma Designer 5.0 was launched at the recently concluded FotoFair in Mumbai.

  2. What about ZoomIn? They're probably the oldest digital photo printing service in India. I've been using them for almost a year now, and found them to be delivering quite good service and value!