IAN Co-founder Raman Roy and former Flipkart CBO Ankit Nagori are among the investors
Picsdream, an online marketplace for photography, has raised an undisclosed sum in angel funding led by Raman Roy, CMD Quatrro and Co-founder of Indian Angel Network.
Other prominent investors include Ankit Nagori, former Chief Business Officer at Flipkart and Harish Natarajan, former CEO of Bausch & Lomb India.
Surojit Shome, India CEO of an MNC Bank; Vipin Chawla Co-founder Instant Systems;, Baskar Subramaniyan and Madhavan Sreenivasan, Co-founders of Servion; and ex Citibanker Vikram Sud, also co-invested.
Ankit and Harish has also joined the company’s Board of Directors.
Picsdream will utilise the funds for selective and targeted marketing to build its community of Picsdreamers, and to invest in product and technology development for an enhanced user experience.
Launched in November 2015, Picsdream is an online marketplace and platform for photographers to share, showcase and monetise their work. It is a community that connects photographers – amateur, semi-professional and professionals — with buyers. It provides the buyers with options of media on which they can get it printed and delivered to their doorstep.
“My vision for Picsdream is to create a comprehensive platform for the Indian visual arts community and to enable our users to truly realise the potential of this unexplored space. We wish to constantly introduce elements that make the platform user friendly, intuitive and interesting,” said Founder and CEO Mahesh Nair, who is an avid professional photographer himself.
“I believe that the timing is right to create a marketplace for photographers as there is heightened interest in photography, given that more than a trillion photographs are clicked every year. This space holds tremendous promise and bundling services with the product would be a winning combination,” said Roy.
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