Amit Murumkar – Canvsly

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Amit Murumkar is the Founder & CEO of Canvsly, a platform to capture, organize, share and cherish children’s artwork.


Adaptability: being able to get early feedback from the consumer and making changes as early as possible in the game.

Conversion rate = Desire (to sell) – Friction (listening to the consumer).

We had 3 rounds of beta with completely different sets of consumers at Canvsly, based on which we prioritized and made changes to the common issues/feedback raised.


1. Think simple.

2. Think logical.

3. Think smart.

4.Think user experience.

5. Listen to your consumer.

6. Be adaptable.

7. Listen to your consumer.

8. Seriously, listen to your consumer.


Canvsly conducted 2 beta rounds with 2 different sets of consumers and collected and prioritized the common issue/feedback across groups and actually redesigned the app to suit their needs.

I have learnt from my consulting experience that the requirements always should be approved by the stakeholders, in this case the end users!

The changes added to a month’s worth of rework but its all good when the consumer loves it!


You have to be able to identify the consumer base so you can tailor your pitch.

The customer wants to hear what pain points you are solving for him/her and at what cost?

The investor wants to hear what is his/her return on investment…what the business model is?

Media wants to hear what’s innovative or disruptive about this new product

A new recruit wants to hear about the potential growth opportunity with the company

So all consumers with a very different perspective!


When I first thought about the idea of Canvsly, I started putting it together on paper and then built a prototype of the app (rough one using keynotopia…I laugh back looking at it now). Enough to give a perspective.

Then I arranged a party at home and invited friends, with kids, and pitched the idea and actually showed then the prototype.

That’s how I recruited my first 5 customers while gaining a stamp of approval on the idea itself! Once I was sure about the viability I went on to make a bunch of enhancement to the vision until I knew I had a complete ecosystem in place – Like Canvsly not only allows you to capture, organize and share the artwork but also convert the artwork into beautiful gifts (what better than ...

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