Phase One Mahesh

Raising Kiwicorns – Canva OG turned VC investor Mahesh Muralidhar on how to build a New Zealand tech unicorn

- April 4, 2023 3 MIN READ

Three years ago, Kiwi entrepreneur Mahesh Muralidhar (an early leader at Canva, the COO at Simply Wall St. and a senior exec at Airtasker) announced that he’d returned to NZ with a bold vision: to produce 10 New Zealand technology unicorns (or ‘kiwicorns’) by 2026 through a brand-new incubator program. Phase One Ventures has had… Read more »


Startup Canva kicking Photoshop from the top spot

- August 26, 2013 3 MIN READ

Remember that old school graphics editing software called Photoshop and its countless buttons with tricky names that you hesitantly click on hoping one of them will do what you want it to? Well, forget it because Australian startup Canva has just announced the launch of their online graphic design platform that affords even the least technical person the ability to create professional designs free of charge.