It would be quite easy as a fellow startup to roll your eyes at even “more” ground-breaking news about Canva. The fact is, when you have as much traction as they do in a particular industry, press coverage is warranted.
Designed by James Boyden and Tom Murtagh of SnapDisco, the online service aims to revolutionise the way photo objects (subjects in an image) can be digitally isolated and extracted without the need for hours of laborious clickwork on Photoshop.
They only launched in August last year, but Canva this morning at a breakfast with newly appointed product evangelist Guy Kawasaki, gave some pretty impressive updates about their platform.
Canva has experienced rapid growth – becoming a daily tool for bloggers, marketers and small business owners worldwide. To date, over 4 million designs have been created on the platform, with 870 000 designs being created in June 2014 alone. They also have over 500,000 users on the application now, a number up from 330,000 just 8 weeks ago in April.
Sydney-based design startup Canva has just announced a double slam-dunk, with former Apple Chief Evangelist Guy Kawasaki joining the team and resurrecting his title, along with his social media architect Peg Fitzpatrick who’s coming on board as Canva’s Head of Social Strategy.
You would have read articles where we have covered Canva before. A couple of weeks ago we decided it was time for a video!
Remember that old school graphics editing software called Photoshop and its countless buttons with tricky names that you hesitantly click on hoping one of them will do what you want it to? Well, forget it because Australian startup Canva has just announced the launch of their online graphic design platform that affords even the least technical person the ability to create professional designs free of charge.
Sydney’s most innovative technology companies, coworking spaces and incubators are opening their doors for the community to get an exclusive glimpse of what happens behind the scenes.
I am going to let a whole lot of cat’s out of the bag in this announcement about what you can be expecting from Shoe String over the next few months.
Accomplished angel investors Bill Tai, Director of Engineering at Facebook Lars Rasmussen, Yahoo! CFO Ken Goldman, and former Seek co-founder Paul Bassat and partner at Square Peg Ventures, have also backed the company. Commercialisation Australia contributed through its Early Stage Commercialisation program.