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Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins takes out top prize at the NSW Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Awards

- October 21, 2015 2 MIN READ

The wins keep coming for design startup Canva. Just a few weeks after closing a US$15 million Series A round that has valued the startup at $165 million, co-founder Melanie Perkins has taken out top prize at the NSW Technology Entrepreneur of the Year awards in recognition of her ‘entrepreneurial endeavours and role model qualities’.

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Canva announces US$15 million Series A round, valuing the company at $165 million

- October 6, 2015 2 MIN READ

Design platform Canva today announced a USD$15 million Series A round of funding to continue expanding its platform, which is now used by more than five million marketers, designers and small business owners. This latest round of capital brings the total amount raised by the Sydney-based startup to USD$27 million and gives it a valuation of USD$165 million.

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Canva announces its new iPad app whilst Adobe make a play into web-based platforms

- October 16, 2014 3 MIN READ

The Canva app sits in the Productivity category on the App store. Canva is lucky that there is no real competition in its space right now, that offers the all the functionality they do basically free, with only a small fee for premium design features and imagery. However, Adobe and its Creative Cloud services have begun to make a play into their own web solutions.

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The Sunrise: Smart recruiting, UX design and culture building tops the priority list for Australia’s best entrepreneurs

- September 22, 2014 6 MIN READ

A panel of Australia’s most influential players in the startup scene came in together Sydney last Friday to share their experiences with a 700-strong crowd at The Sunrise convention. The day-long event gave audiences the rare opportunity to ask questions and learn directly from the founders of companies such as Atlassian, Freelancer, Envato, Canva, RetailMeNot, LookSmart and Salmat.

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Eventbrite partners with 99designs to offer graphic design support to event organisers. Is Canva next?

- August 5, 2014 2 MIN READ

Global self-service ticketing platform and events marketplace, Eventbrite, has today announced its partnership with 99designs, a graphic design marketplace home to over 310,000 designers worldwide. As a result of this partnership, event organisers will be able to connect with a diverse pool of graphic designers and source professional banner designs for their event pages.