Bangalore, Jan 31st 2014: India's #1 online photography service Canvera today announced the hiring of Susmita Bhattacharjee as the company's CFO. Susmita comes to Canvera with 25+ years of experience in finance which has included stints at Accenture, CSR India Pvt Ltd & OnMobile. "Canvera is now more than 1100 people in 200+ cities with 600 people hired just in the last 1.5 years and we needed someone of Susmita's caliber & experience to head the finance function for us," says Dhiraj Kacker, CEO & Co-Founder of Canvera. "Susmita has worked at a number of companies that were going through rapid growth and transition and that experience was a key factor in her hiring." Talking about joining Canvera Susmita said, "I am very excited by Canvera's vision and what they have achieved in a fairly short time and I am looking forward to participating in the next phase of the company's journey." Susmita will be based out of the company's headquarters in Bangalore.
Canvera is an online photography company providing mass customized printed products and e-commerce solutions to professional photographers. Canvera's products and services are used by PPs to both deliver a high quality experience to their clients and also to market themselves better. Canvera's coffee-table-books were twice awarded the Best Photobook in Asia Pacific & Japan at the annual HP Digital Print Awards in 2008 & 2009. Canvera was also given the Best Innovation in Technology award by Asian Photography magazine for "bringing professionalism and innovation to an unorganized market" and the Tie-Lumis Award for "Entrepreneurial Excellence" in 2010. As on date Canvera has serviced the needs of PPs in more than 300 cities across India. Canvera entered the market in July 2008 and was founded by Dr. Dhiraj Kacker (CEO) and Peeyush Rai (CTO) who have previously worked at numerous successful startups in Silicon Valley. Canvera is financially backed by Footprint Ventures (www.footprintventures.com), DFJ (www.dfj.com), Info Edge (www.infoedge.in) and Mumbai Angels (www.mumbaiangels.com).