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Canva

Canva is a company operating as an online graphic design platform. It provides users with a drag-and-drop design tool and a library of stock photographs, graphic elements and fonts.

Canva is a company providing a graphic design platform allowing users to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, and other visual content. It is accessible on web and mobile, and integrates a library of stock photographs, fonts, templates, and illustrations.

Canva offers the following features:

Photo straightener

Image cropper

Add text to photos

Speech bubble maker

Image Transparency Tool

Photo Enhancer

8,000 Templates

Photo Blur

Photo vignette

Design grids

Free icons

Photo frames

Web wireframe

Stickers

Badges

Add Texture

Canva Products

Basic

The basic Canva plan offers 1 gigabyte (GB) of storage for photos and assets, 2 folders to organize designs, access to over 8,000 templates, uploading of personal images, and access to millions of free photos with the option of pay-as-you-go premium content, if needed.

Canva Pro

Canva Pro offers unlimited folders, team functionalities, 100 GBs of storage for photos and assets, access to over 4 million photos and graphics, custom fonts and a color palette, animated graphics interchange format files (GIFs), priority support, 1-click editing options, saved team templates, search tools, and the ability to resize designs into custom dimensions. This is available free to nonprofits, pending verification of qualifications.

Canva for Enterprise

Canva for Enterprise includes everything in Canva Pro plus unlimited storage, multiple brand kits, the ability to review and comment on team designs, single sign-on support, 99.5% service level agreement (SLA) uptime (basically how often the service is available and operational online), and enterprise support.

Cliff Obrecht, Cameron Adams and Melanie Perkins founded Canva in 2012 in Sydney, Australia. It had more than 750,000 users on its first year. The Australian company has raised $86.6 million from institutional investors like Australia’s own Blackbird Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Matrix Partners and Sequoia Capital, alongside celebrity investors that include Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson.

Timeline

November 18, 2020
Canva raises $60 million in fundraising, doubling its valuation to a massive $6 billion.

June 22, 2020
Canva announces the close of a $60 million funding round, bringing its valuation to $6 billion.

October 16, 2019
Canva raises a $85,000,000 series D round.
May 2019
Acquires Pexels and Pixabay, and completes a fresh $US 70 million funding round, valuing the company at $US2.5 billion
January 9, 2018
Canva becomes unicorn after closing a funding round valuing its operations at $US1 billion. Raises $US40 million from investors, including the Chinese arm
August 15, 2015
Canva Pro launches to 4 million users, reinvents the way companies design
November 6, 2014
Canva unveils the Canva Design School, a new platform, workshop series and teacher resource hub designed to increase the world’s visual literacy
July 22, 2014
Canva launches its ‘Design’ button, a simple new plug-in for third party websites to allow their users to create their own graphics
April 1, 2014
Guy Kawasaki, former Chief Evangelist, Apple, joins Canva as chief evangelist
January 1, 2014
Canva hits 150,000 users
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Funding rounds

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Schuck

Advisor

Alexey Mitko

Employee

Andrew Bennett

Employee

Andrew Sypkes

Investor

Andrianes Pinantoan

Employee

Anne Raimondi

Investor

Ash Fontana

Advisor

Bill Tai

Investor

Brendan Humphreys

Employee

Cameron Adams

Co-Founder

Chris Doble

Employee

Cliff Obrecht

Co-Founder

Dan Jones

Investor

Danielle Tuddao

Employee

David Bagshaw

Investor

Diana Mesanovic

Employee

Firman Ananda

Employee

Francisco J. Morales

Employee

George Kellerman

Investor

Gina Miller

Employee

Hannah Yan Field

Employee

Harley Mellifont

Employee

Harriet Templer

Employee

James Tyrrell

Employee

Jay Alexander Santos

Employee

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Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Australia's design unicorn, Canva, picks up two free image-sharing services, and launches new photo product

Jonathan Shieber

Web

May 17, 2019

Canva

Alison Paige Gehred, MLIS

Web

April 1, 2020

Canva, now valued at $3.2 billion, launches an enterprise product

Jordan Crook

Web

October 16, 2019

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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Products/Services

News

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Dyspatch
May 17, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Dyspatch has partnered with Canva, the world's leading visual communications platform, to make email design effortless. Dyspatch is an email...
David Riggs
April 10, 2021
TechCrunch
Welcome back to The TechCrunch Exchange, a weekly startups-and-markets newsletter for your weekend enjoyment.
Paayal Zaveri
April 9, 2021
Business Insider
Canva is eyeing a new phase of growth that includes more collaboration tools on the heels of a $71 million investment at a $15 billion valuation.
Devin Coldewey
February 24, 2021
TechCrunch
Kaleido, makers of a drag-and-drop background removal service for images and video, have been acquired by up and coming digital design platform Canva. While the price and terms are not disclosed, it is speculated that this young company may have fetched nearly nine figures. It's the right product at the right time, seemingly. In 2019, [...]
Robin Wauters
February 22, 2021
Tech.eu
With a community of more than 40 million users across the globe, online design platform Canva has made not one but two acquisitions in Europe, picking up both Vienna-based Kaleido AI and Librec, Czech Republic-based Smartmockups. The first one, Austrian startup Kaleido, will enhance Canva's platform with new integrations for advanced photo editing and AI-driven [...]
Canva
December 3, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Global online design platform Canva has today released new research that reveals an enduring boost in individual creativity across the U.S., as...
Ellie Dudley
November 23, 2020
dynamicbusiness.com.au
Canva and TikTok are among the growing number of companies supporting flexible cervical cancer screening as part of #ThePreventionPact...
Martin Coulter
November 18, 2020
Business Insider
Backers include Sequoia Ventures, Bond, and General Catalyst.
Brent Wistrom
June 26, 2020
AmericanInno
Earlier this week, Australian graphic design startup Canva announced it had raised $60 million in new funding and is planning to open its first U.S. office here in Austin. Along with that news, Canva announced former WP Engine VP of Global Sales John Eitel is leading its Austin-based sales team as Canva's VP of sales. We reached out to see what additional details the company might be ready to share, and Eitel responded. Below is our Q&A, conducted over email, with Eitel. AI: When and where will Canva open an office in Austin? How many people will be based at the Austin office, and what types of roles will they fill? Eitel: In light of COVID19, we are mostly working remotely right now, but in the long term, we plan to have an office where we can all work together. We plan to triple our current team of 20 this year, building out our sales and marketing functions for the Enterprise, Education, and Partnerships teams, plus support across Finance, HR and Legal. AI: Why did Canva select
Brent Wistrom
June 23, 2020
AmericanInno
Canva, an Australian startup with online design tools, said it has raised $60 million at a $6 billion valuation and is opening its first U.S. office here in Austin.
Anthony Ha
June 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Microsoft acquires a security startup, Canva raises $60 million and Apple kicks off a virtual WWDC. Here's your Daily Crunch for June 22, 2020. 1. Microsoft confirms acquisition of CyberX to boost security in its Azure IoT business Microsoft announced today that it's acquiring CyberX, a security startup that focuses on detecting, stopping and predicting [...]
Jordan Crook
June 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Sydney-based Canva, the design platform for non-designers, has today announced the close of a $60 million funding round, bringing its valuation to $6 billion, according to the company. The startup has raised a total of more than $300 million, including this latest round of financing, from investors like Bond, General Catalyst, Sequoia, Felicis Ventures, and [...]
Jordan Crook
June 16, 2020
TechCrunch
Canva, the design platform for non-designers, has recently inked a partnership with FedEx Office to help businesses reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic with a design-to-print integration. Canva declined to disclose the financial terms of the partnership. With the new partnership, Canva and FedEx customers alike will be able to use Canva's extensive libraries of templates, [...]
J. D. Biersdorfer
April 29, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Even if you can't draw a stick person, you can still express yourself and tell stories through the time-honored tradition of sequential art.
Jennifer Ortakales
December 17, 2019
Business Insider
Canva, a startup worth $3.2 billion, makes graphic-design and branding easy, even for the least artistically inclined. Here are the best features.
Jennifer Ortakales
December 11, 2019
Business Insider
There are a lot of apps that create, edit, and plan Instagram posts. We asked business owners for the best ones they use and recommend.
Rosie Perper
December 11, 2019
Business Insider
Canva Co-Founder Cameron Adams said the company has no plans for an IPO anytime soon but did not rule out the possibility in the future.
Jordan Crook
December 6, 2019
TechCrunch
Canva, the design company with nearly $250 million in funding, has today announced a variety of new features, including a video editing tool. The company has also announced Canva Apps, which allows developers and customers alike to build on top of Canva. Thus far, Dropbox, Google Drive, PhotoMosh and Instagram are already in the Canva [...]
Kate Clark
October 19, 2019
TechCrunch
In this week's newsletter: Pendo raises $100M, 'cloud kitchens' is an oxymoron and 'Super Pumped' is hitting the small screen.
Jordan Crook
October 16, 2019
TechCrunch
Canva, the Australian-based design tool maker, has today announced that it has raised an additional $10 million to bring its valuation to $3.2 billion, up from $2.5 billion in May. Investors in the company include Mary Meeker's Bond, General Catalyst, Bessemer Venture Partners, Blackbird and Sequoia China. Alongside the new funding and valuation, Canva is [...]
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