Canvs.in, a community of designers and artists in India, has today announced that it has received an investment of undisclosed amount from Pratik Seal, former CMO at Housing.com.
As a strategic investor, Pratik will offer his knowledge and expertise in media, marketing and design to aid the company in its business and community expansion.
The company aims to target existing and budding talent from across industries like advertising, marketing and entertainment, providing them a platform to showcase their talent and connect with likeminded individuals.
The company was founded by Debprotim Roy. As per the company’s claims, the platform currently hosts portfolios of over 6500 designers from across all design fields. It also provides them with a community to connect with each other, find work opportunities and work with firms having relevant design requirements. It claims to offer a holistic professional value proposition to designers.
Prior to this investment from Pratik, the company had earlier raised around Rs. 1 crore in its seed funding round from high net-worth individuals from India as well as from abroad.
Commenting on this investment, Pratik Seal said:
Canvs.in is a unique concept aimed at building a single point accessibility unit for the Design community of India. It is one of the few startups breaking the clutter by offering something fresh and creative instead of providing run-of-the-mill innovative solutions. I am extremely excited about Canvs.in, and impressed, what it has achieved in a short span of 16 months. I am confident that it will go a long way in streamlining creative processes on an online medium to harness the power of the community while tapping the multi-billion dollar strong design industry of India.
Debprotim Roy, CEO & founding member of Canvs.in, said,
Commercial design (excluding architecture and interiors) in India is a $3 billion+ industry where the creative muscle is vastly unexplored and untapped. Canvs.in will give a structure to the community by bringing it to the forefront and synergistically connecting it to the industry.
We are also introducing ‘Canvs Club’ to encourage the creative workforce to work directly work with the industry stallwarts. We are delighted to have Pratik on board with us in this journey to revolutionize design in India.