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:
Add text to photos
Speech bubble maker
Image Transparency Tool
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 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.
Francisco J. Morales
Hannah Yan Field
Jay Alexander Santos
Australia's design unicorn, Canva, picks up two free image-sharing services, and launches new photo product
May 17, 2019
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April 1, 2020
Canva, now valued at $3.2 billion, launches an enterprise product
October 16, 2019
Design Software Unicorn Canva Hits $6 Billion Valuation In $60 Million Raise Amid Covid-19 Boom
June 22, 2020