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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 »

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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 »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- May 11, 2020 4 MIN READ

    Happy Monday all. Let’s kick off the week   1.  Zoom goes security shopping Video communication site du jour, Zoom, is working on beefing up its security, with CEO Eric Yuan implementing a 90-day plan focusing on privacy and security, after a string of incidents with strangers – hello Hamish Blake – dropping uninvited… Read more »

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Movie nights, wine club, cooking lessons and meditation apps: how Canva builds an amazing remote culture for its teams

- April 3, 2020 3 MIN READ

The impact of COVID-19 is being felt around the world. As a result, many companies are shifting to remote work environments and navigating uncharted waters in the midst of a globally unprecedented situation. At Canva, all employees are now working from home as a precautionary measure to #stopthespread. Our priority throughout this change has been… Read more »

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Australia’s leading tech companies pledge to #StopTheSpread

- March 17, 2020 4 MIN READ

The leaders of some of Australia’s biggest tech companies, including Canva, Atlassian, Livetiles, Safety Culture and Deputy, have released a manifesto on how business should respond to novel coronavirus as the world faces a potentially massive health and economic crisis. Inspired by the “Leading Boldly” campaign, which launched in the US on the weekend and… Read more »

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Canva is upping its support for women to mark International Women’s Day

- March 7, 2020 2 MIN READ

Global design startup Canva is making  International Women’s Day with a series of initiatives supporting women working for the company. While the tech unicorn has committed to creating more gender-balanced tech teams and increasing female representation in engineering, one of the biggest stresses parents face during school holidays is also being addressed, with a complimentary… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- March 6, 2020 4 MIN READ

Welcome to Friday Here’s to the Australian women’s T20 cricket team being part of this weekend’s International Women’s Day celebrations.   1. DeepMind takes on COVID-19 Google’s UK artificial intelligence team at DeepMind have turned their attention to COVID-19. In a blog post the DeepMind team flagged its efforts in a way that left us slightly… Read more »

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Shares in software startup LiveTiles are soaring after Canva deal

- February 10, 2020 2 MIN READ

  Shares in ASX-listed workplace software startup LiveTiles have jumped more than 7% on news that it will introduce Canva’s design software to its subscription platform. LiveTiles connects and integrates other workplace software through Office 365 or Azure without people needing coding experience to create everything from dashboards, to employee portals, and corporate intranets. Founded… Read more »

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Canva adds another $1.1 billion to its value after a $125 million raise

- October 17, 2019 2 MIN READ

Canva co-founders Cameron Adams, Cliff Obrecht and Melanie Perkins. Photo: supplied Privately-owned online design startup Canva says its market value is now US$3.2 billion (AU$4.7bn) after a US$85 million (AU$125m) raise revealed on Thursday. Those lining up to support Canva’s 7th raise – taking the total investment to AU$333 million in five years – with… Read more »

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5 things you should know about tech today

- October 17, 2019 2 MIN READ

Hello Thursday! Here’s the tech news.   1. UBS says sell Afterpay  Shares in buy now, pay later fintechs are copping a beating today. A research note by investment bank UBS placing a sell rating on Afterpay and rival Zip, appeared to spark an investor stampede for the exits. Two days after hitting a record high of… Read more »

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The FBI is investigating a hack on Canva’s user database

- May 27, 2019 2 MIN READ

Canva CEO and founder Mel Perkins Australian design platform Canva’s customer database was attacked on Friday, with hackers stealing usernames and email addresses, as well as encrypted passwords. Canva wrote to its customers on the weekend recommending they change their passwords as a precaution, while reassuring them that all user passwords were salted and hashed… Read more »

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Design ‘unicorn’ Canva’s value is reportedly set to double to $2.5 billion

- May 20, 2019 3 MIN READ

Canva has bought two of the world’s biggest free stock content sites Pexels and Pixabay. It’s also launched Photos Unlimited, a “Netflix-style” stock photography subscription service The Sydney startup is reportedly raising more cash that could more than double the company’s value to $2.5 billion   Graphic design and publishing startup Canva has spent some… Read more »