Canva
News & Analysis

Canva’s billionaire co-founders are not yet 40, and already they’re planning to give their fortune away

- September 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Canva’s billionaire co-founders Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht have acted on their oft-stated goal to give their fortune away after the privately-owned design startup’s valuation nearly trebled to $55 billion today. The duo, who married in back in their home state of WA earlier this year (he’d proposed with a $30 engagement ring two years… Read more »

Funding

Canva is now worth a gobsmacking $54.5 billion – more than Woolworths and Telstra – after a $273 million raise

- September 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Global design platform Canva is now worth US$40 billion (A$54.5bn) following a fresh US$200 million (A$273m) funding round. The value of the business has now nearly trebled in less than six months, and jumped more than five-fold in 15 months. In April, Canva announced a A$93 million raise that valued the business at A$20 billion. … Read more »

Future of work

Canva’s offices will stay hybrid post-pandemic: here are 3 guiding principles the tech giant wants staff to follow

- August 31, 2021 3 MIN READ

Sydney-based global design giant Canva believes a traditional workplace will be “the exception” and will maintain a remote-hybrid model for the company’s staff when lockdowns and the pandemic ends. The company says it wants to balance flexibility and connection. While it expects many people will still want to head into the office it will create… Read more »

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Global tech

Canva cracks top 3 in the Forbes Cloud 100

- August 13, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australian design giant Canva has been listed as the world’s third best private cloud company in the annual Forbes 2021 Cloud 100. Canva is climbed four places from 7th place in 2020, and is one of just three Australian companies to make the list, with fintech Airwallex at 58 and Culture Amp also featuring at… Read more »

Covid-19

Canva is leading some of the biggest names in Australian tech to help get medical supplies to India

- May 8, 2021 2 MIN READ

As the number of coronavirus in India surpassed 20 million this week, resulting in more than 220,000 deaths, a group of leading Australian tech and investment companies, led by Canva, have stepped in to launch a fundraising campaign to get much-needed medical supplies to the nation. Canva, in collaboration with SafetyCulture, Airtasker, Blackbird Ventures and… Read more »

Funding

Canva’s valuation has surged towards $20 billion following a new $93 million raise

- April 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Australian design giant Canva has a staggering new valuation of US$15 billion (A$19.6bn) following a fresh US$71 million (A$93m) investment.  That figure more than doubles the company’s last A$8.7 billion valuation in less than 12 months following an A$87 million raise in June 2020. In just 18 months, the privately-owned design startup has more than… Read more »

Business strategy

Canva: the next Amazon, but for printing

- March 26, 2021 4 MIN READ

It seems audacious to compare ourselves to Amazon – one of the biggest ecommerce retailers on the planet – but let me explain.  Amazon drastically disrupted the normal supply chain model by bypassing retailers. They then further disrupted the supply chain by acquiring suppliers, removing the need for wholesalers. Amazon has created a warehouse-to-consumer direct… Read more »

Mergers & Acquisitions

Canva buys two design startups after doubling its monthly users to 50 million in just 12 months

- February 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

Online design platform Canva is bolstering its capacity in the artificial intelligence (AI) and automation space with the acquisition of two European design startups. The Australian unicorn has bought Austrian AI platform Kaleido.ai, which built the popular background removal tool remove.bg and Unscreen, as well as Czech-based product mockup generator Smartmockups. The acquisition costs were not disclosed.… Read more »

News & Analysis

Canva’s doing something really cool to end 2020 – and you’re invited to join the party

- December 22, 2020 < 1 MIN READ

Australian design company Canva wants to spread the love on New Year’s Eve and has launched a program to send positive messages to people around the world as the clock strikes midnight. The Canva #OnAGoodNote New Years Eve challenge is inviting people share messages of hope, inspiration, and kindness using Canva designs. It’s an online… Read more »

News & Analysis

Canva’s 2020 went globally gangbusters as the design giant signed deals around the world

- December 14, 2020 2 MIN READ

The continued rise of online design unicorn Canva was even more impressive in 2020 with the Sydney-based global venture revealing it developed 42 new partnerships in 18 countries in defiance of the disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The growth of Canva’s global footprint ranged from key US integrations with the likes of Fedex Office… Read more »

News & Analysis

Canva, Airwallex and Culture Amp make the Forbes Cloud 100 list of the world’s top private companies

- September 17, 2020 2 MIN READ

Australian design giant Canva has cracked the top 10 for the first time in the annual Forbes Cloud 100 list, which rank the world’s top private cloud companies. Canva came in at no. 7, with Melbourne fintech Airwallex at 61 and employee experience platform Culture Amp at 80, as the three Australian cloud-based tech startups to make… Read more »

News & Analysis

Canva just doubled in value to $8.7bn on an $87 million raise

- June 23, 2020 2 MIN READ

● Canva raises US$60m for a US$6bn valuation ● The design platform now has 30m+ monthly users in 190 countries; ● Increases workplace collaboration tools, including talking presentations Privately-owned Australia design giant Canva has raised US$60 million (A$87m) in a round that nearly doubled the company’s previous valuation of  US$3.2 billion to US$6 billion (A$8.7bn).… Read more »