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In India, a picture is worth a $6.5M dollars

Canvera Digital Technologies has raised $6.5 million for its platform that helps photographers create websites and e-stores to display their work.

Photographers can use Canvera to build their brand, expand their reach, and make money from selling their artwork online. The platform also enables communication with clients, publishing across multiple social media platforms, and tools to help with tagging, rating, and commenting.

In addition to digital renderings, Canvera also offers hard-copy printing services to turn photos into frame-able prints, albums, coffee table books, posters, and calendars. Part of this funding goes toward adding more hosting solutions and products to support photographers.

The rest of the funding will help expand sales and marketing operations in India; Canvera’s headquarters are in Bangalore, with seven regional offices around the country. The round was led by Indian VC firm Info Edge, with financing also coming from Footprint Ventures and Draper Fisher Jurvetson, who previously invested in the seed and Series A rounds.

This brings Canvera’s total funding to $13 million.