Meero, the international start-up with a mission to help photographers devote themselves and their time entirely to their passion, has appointed Sumit Jasoria as Head of its new office in Bangalore. This new establishment is in line with the company's global expansion strategy and its desire to reinforce its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
Meero is one of the fastest companies in Europe when it comes to Digital content and serves leading global companies for all their image content. The company has just raised $230M to continue its mission of boosting the creativity and freedom of photographers. This is done by guaranteeing them additional revenue, tools to simplify the daily tasks of the job as well as inspire them and help them develop as professionals, and an expanding creative community that already holds monthly meetups in 35 different countries. Meero also plans to announce a panel of solutions for photographers’ daily work, as well as masterclasses, documentaries, meetings with other photographers, a magazine in several languages, and the creation of a foundation to support photography. These and many more projects will be launched by Meero to focus on the mission which has driven the startup since its creation.
Finally, these funds will allow it to perfect its automatic photo editing and content enrichment technology - editing being a time-consuming and tedious job for the majority of photographers. The “tech” team, currently 80 employees strong, plans to grow to 300 by the end of next year.
Sumit Jasoria has taken over the management of the Bangalore office and it’s 100 employees. This emerging-markets expert has more than 10 years of experience and was previously Regional Managing Director of Daraz, a marketplace operating in South Asia acquired by Alibaba in May 2018. Over the past 18 months, Sumit accompanied companies in their digital transformation before joining Meero to support the development of the APAC startup ecosystem.
The start-up, already present in Singapore and Japan, where it works with many local and international companies, plans to reinforce its relationships with its regional employees and partners. India due to the growing digital ecosystem remains a strong focus for Meero for its operations outside Europe and America.
This Bangalore team is expected to increase to 200 people by early 2020 and the company is on a hiring spree for a couple of leadership roles in India. To apply for these new positions, click here!
About Sumit Jasoria:
Sumit is an Emerging Market Expert with more than 10 years of experience. He has been helping companies in digital transformation for the last 18 months. Prior to that, Sumit was Regional MD of Daraz e-Commerce Venture of Rocket Internet in Asia, which was acquired by Alibaba in May 2018. Sumit has been a key leader in driving e-commerce business in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. He holds an MBA in Marketing and Business Strategy from F.M.S. Delhi. His resume and strong business vision for the APAC region led him to join Meero as GM India on August 19th.
Founded in 2016, Meero aims to revolutionize the world of photography by allowing photographers to dedicate themselves to their passion. From providing revenues and market research to invoicing, post-production, and delivery, Meero takes care of all the laborious, time-consuming tasks which plague the industry. Above all, the company aims to provide them with tools for file compatibility, CRM, marketing, and other daily needs. In addition to this, they'll have access to a series of educational masterclasses, inspiring documentaries, meetups with photographers in 35 different countries, a magazine in 4 different languages, and even a foundation supporting photography worldwide.
Meero also solves a major problem in the world of photography: photo editing. Normally 60 minutes of actual shooting will take up to 4 hours of extra post-production work. The cutting-edge content enrichment technologies the company is currently developing can reduce this time to a few seconds, solving the problems of long delivery times, inconsistent photo rendering and unfair prices.
Meero further gives artists the chance to work with major brands and take advantage of a whole range of solutions that simplify their work and make the production of beautiful images far easier.
These innovations allow brands, and soon individual consumers, to access made-to-measure photo and video solutions around the world. Meero manages the photoshoot process from beginning to end, guaranteeing unbeatable prices, delivery times of less than 24 hours and professional photo quality.
Today Meero is:
- The world's leading on-demand photography platform
- A suite of tools dedicated to photographers' activities; masterclasses, a magazine in four different languages, inspiring documentaries, a community of artists, and a foundation in support of photography
- The leader in image-processing artificial intelligence
- 60,000 photographers around the world
- 700 team members of 49 different nationalities
- 1 Photoshoot delivered every 25 seconds
- 6 offices: Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Bangalore, Singapore