Photo-sharing app Vebbler has raised a pre-Series A round of funding from a group of new and existing investors. The undisclosed investment was raised through deals platform LetsVenture.
Founded by 28-year-old Sahil Bhagat, Vebbler claims to be the first and only photo-collaboration app that has been developed in India. The app allows people to create shared albums with their friends and sync photos with one another instantly at parties, holidays, weddings and other occasions in real-time.
The app was launched in 2013 in beta as a social network and was later tweaked to a camera first photo-sharing and collaboration app.
“Vebbler is the only app that is focused on group-based sharing as compared to individual sharing like other photo apps. With the new fund-raise our aim is to bring the app into more languages, introduce new features for the camera and groups and scale our userbase.”
The funding came from a range of new investors including Ambiga Subramanian, former CEO of big data firm Mu Sigma; Dino Morea, film actor; Nikhil Chinapa, television host and disc jockey; Anurakt Jain, vice president at ad-tech firm InMobi; Sanjay Ramakrishnan, former senior director of product at e-commerce firm Flipkart; and Pranay Jivrajka, founding partner at cab-hailing firm Ola.
Existing investors including Anupam Mittal, Sharad Sharma, Venkat Raju and Mohandas Pai also participated.
“I am very excited about Vebbler and the team behind it. Vebbler’s value proposition is interesting and is well positioned to service the needs of today’s youngsters who collectively capture hundreds of photos and videos at parties, holidays, weddings and other events, but find it cumbersome to share them with each other. Vebbler provides a brilliant camera experience for millennials and is focusing on strong content through topic-based channels and stories.”
The Vebbler team is currently working on the 2.0 version of the app promising new features which will allow users to create shared photo albums, post daily stories, view original content on their channels and capture stunning photos and videos through their camera that is packed with stickers, GIFs, drawing tools and fonts.
The new and upgraded version is expected to be launched this month.