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, which built the popular background removal tool and Unscreen, as well as Czech-based product mockup generator Smartmockups. The acquisition costs were not disclosed.… Read more »


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 »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »