Guy Kawasaki loves Australia; between the gun control, the fact we don’t have to show identification to take a domestic flight, and compulsory voting, he reckons it’s a pretty good place to be.
A few months on from raising a US$40 million ($51 million) round that saw its valuation push past the $1 billion mark, online design startup Canva has acquired Zeetings, a Sydney-founded startup helping users deliver interactive presentations. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Canva has hit unicorn status, raising US$40 million from Blackbird Ventures, Felicis Ventures and Sequoia China, to reach a valuation of US$1 billion.
Canva has announced the launch of Canva Print, a new paid service allowing users the ability to create and order printed designs.
Canva has announced today the introduction of new productivity tools that will allow users to visualise, embed and host data.
Sydney design startup Canva has announced the raising of a US$15 million ($19.8 million) round from Blackbird Ventures and Silicon Valley firm Felicis Ventures, less than a year since it last raised US$15 million from the same investors.
Melanie Perkins remarked that press coverage of startup success is often like “watching a highlights reel”. In reality, the startup world is a grind – a rewarding one, but one that requires an immense amount of work.
Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins takes out top prize at the NSW Technology Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
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’.
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.
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.