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Canva cracks top 5 in CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list for the best companies changing the world

- May 23, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian design giant Canva has made its debut on the annual CNBC Disruptor 50, a list of fast-growing, innovative private startups harnessing breakthrough technology. Even more remarkably, Canva was listed at no. 4, behind Flexport, Brex and Lineage Logistics, and ahead of the likes of Guild Education, Convoy Blockchain.com, Stripe, Dapper Labs and Pony.ai, which all… Read more »

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Tech storms into top 10 rich list as Canva and Atlassian founders reshape Australian wealth

- March 24, 2022 2 MIN READ

The dramatic shift from mining and property to technology to generate wealth in Australia has made Atlassian co-founders Mike Cannon-Brookes and Scott Farquhar, and Canva’s Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht among the country’s top 10 richest people. The Australian’s 2022 edition of The List – Australia’s Richest 250, to be released on Friday, names Hancock… Read more »

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How Melanie Perkins turned Canva into one of the world’s most successful tech companies

- March 10, 2022 3 MIN READ

Melanie Perkins is an ambition-driven creative, making transformative impacts on the world of graphic design. She is CEO and co-founder of Canva, which launched in 2014. Kochie’s Business Builders editor Cec Busby untangles the truth behind Canva’s ‘overnight success’ in this interview with Perkins. Starting from scratch Melanie Perkins’ passion for design has been present… Read more »


Canva snaps up UK data startup Flourish

- February 3, 2022 2 MIN READ

Australian design giant Canva has acquired UK data visualisation platform Flourish as it looks to ramp up its European growth plans. The cost of the deal was not disclosed. London-based Flourish has more than 800,000 users creating data stories ranging from Covid vaccination to climate change. More than 9.5 million visualisations have been created, generating… Read more »

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Canva’s co-founders are revealing the secrets behind building $40 billion company at a free two day conference, Canva Create

- November 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Canva co-founders Cliff Obrecht, Melanie Perkins and Cameron Adams will talk about what it takes to scale a company from a living room concept to a global $40 billion company, at the company’s free digital event, Canva Create, tomorrow. Canva Create runs November 16-17, and has a special focus on startups as part of the… Read more »


Canva joins Amazon’s Climate Pledge to hit net-zero carbon emissions by 2040

- October 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

Canva has become the first Australian company to sign tech giant Amazon’s The Climate Pledge to reach net-zero carbon by 2040 and meet The Paris Agreement a decade ahead of schedule. The Australian tech powerhouse, which has a strong philanthropic, environmental and social focus, including its 30-something co-founders giving away the fortune they’ve built, Cameron Adams, co-founder… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »