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Pvt. Ltd.
Dhruv Jain
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PrintOctopus is an E-commerce marketplace, which helps artists to showcase and monetize their artwork through print on demand merchandise while helping consumers design products,

which reflect their individuality. The company’s mantra is threefold – BROWSE, CREATE and SELL.

• BROWSE thousands of unique designs on various products from artists all over India.

• CREATE something unique and interesting just for yourself through our extremely user-friendly design tool called the PrintOctopus Lab

• SELL your amazing artworks and get a chance to unleash your talent to the world!

For customers, it is a one-stop shop to buy and create merchandise that is oh-so-you. We currently boast of over 10,000 designs for our wide product range which includes T-shirts,

phone covers, posters, and many other products. PrintOctopus believes in the fact that your items of everyday use should reflect your distinctive personality.The company’s vision is to be

India’s leading customized product marketplace in the next 5 years and help artists earn money doing something they love.


The company was launched on October 15, 2015, and is based out of New Delhi, India. The idea of PrintOctopus came to me at Loughborough, where I studied IT & Business Management. In my second year of under graduation, I was elected as the merchandise representative of my halls of residence. That is where I learned about printing. During the same time, my sister, a graduate in Graphic Designing, faced challenges in her career. She took up a corporate job. There, she had to forego doing what she loved the most - designing quirky stuff and photography and started working only on clients’ briefs. She didn't want to start her own merchandise venture as that was a lot of investment in terms of time and money and there was a huge commitment involved. That’s when I realized that my sister was not alone, and this was, in fact, the case with a lot of artists in India. I saw an opportunity to combine my knowledge in printing with the artist community in India. Now I knew what I wanted to do. With a clear mind and a spirited heart, I began my work on PrintOctopus. To further solidify my understanding of the area, I joined a postgraduate course in Innovation & Entrepreneurship from University Of Warwick, United Kingdom. Under the guidance of my mentors, who were professional e-commerce consultants, I completed my final project on PrintOctopus in Warwick. I came back to India and started implementing PrintOctopus. It was my firm belief that at the end of the day, an artist should do what they love – design! They shouldn't have to worry about the small and tedious tasks of bargaining with a printer, maintaining stock, making a website, handling a store, marketing and so on. PrintOctopus was my solution that would make it easier for artists while also getting them the money and the recognition they deserve.
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New Delhi