Canvera Founders Once Again Among the Top Ten Influential People in the Indian Photography Industry

Bangalore, 16th Feb 2015: Dr. Dhiraj Kacker and Peeyush Rai, co-founders of the photography company Canvera, have once again been recognized as the Top 10 Most Influential People in Photography by the prestigious Asian Photography magazine. One of the most sought after honors in the industry today, the list credits and acknowledges the impact Dhiraj & Peeyush have had in transforming the industry in India over the last seven years.

Speaking on the occasion, Dhiraj Kacker, CEO - Canvera said, "I am proud and honored by this recognition, especially since it comes from such a highly respected body of peers. The photography industry in India is going through a very exciting phase and all of us at Canvera look forward to continue contributing to its growth through constant innovation."

Canvera has consistently brought innovation to the photography market for over 7 year now. Most recently Canvera launched its Professional Photographers Directory -, a database showcasing tens of thousands of professional photographer portfolios from over 900 locations all over India. Fluid, attractive and easy-to-use, the directory is designed to make the photographer-consumer interface more seamless and convenient than ever before. It's a pioneering one-stop marketplace in India's burgeoning photography industry.

About Dr.Dhiraj Kacker

As the CEO of Canvera, Dhiraj is responsible for driving the vision and strategy for the company. He started working in the field of Digital Imaging in 1991 and worked as an R&D engineer at Shutterfly (NASDAQ:SFLY), a US based online Digital Photography company that is a pioneer in the online photography space. Dhiraj has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University where his research was focused on algorithms for desktop printers. His PhD research was sponsored by HP's Imaging & Printing Group. He also holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Washington State University and B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay.

About Peeyush Rai

As the CTO of Canvera, Peeyush is responsible for driving the technology vision and roadmap for the company. He joined the software industry in 1993 and has a very distinguished track record. Peeyush held senior management positions with organizations such as newScale, Centrata, Oracle, Corio and Euclid. He has lived and worked in India, United States and Jamaica. Peeyush holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Mumbai.

About Canvera

Canvera is an online photography company primarily focused on the needs of professional photographers through a platform that tightly integrates lead generation, web hosting, e-commerce, online collaboration, print and design services. Canvera’s suite of products and services provide professionals with a one-stop-shop to run their business allowing them to focus on their creativity. Canvera was founded by Dr.Dhiraj Kacker & Peeyush Rai in 2007. In this time, the company has serviced the needs of more than 20,000 photographers spread across 400+ cities in India. Canvera has raised Rs 90CR in funding from Info Edge, Footprint Ventures, DFJ & Mumbai Angels. Canvera’s founders were recently recognized as amongst the Top-10 Most Influential People in Photography in India by Asian Photography magazine