Figma is a company offering an online platform for collaborative design in team environments that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2012 by Dylan Field and Evan Wallace.
Figma's collaboration platform can be used for UI design, ux design, prototyping, graphic design, wireframing, brainstorming, and templates. Figma allows users to draw vector networks in any direction, create custom fonts, and make instant arc designs for clocks, watches, and pie charts using the Arc tool. Many features of Figma are automat tasks such as resizing buttons, text, layouts, padding, direction, and spacing, and translating design changes into computer code for handing off designs to software developers.
Figma can be integrated with software programs for prototyping, user testing, developer handoff, collaboration, and productivity. Figma integrations include: Maze, Zeplin, Trello, ProtoPie, Flinto, Principle, Framer Web, Pendo, Bubble, Zero Height, Avocode, Storybook, Slack, Notion, Dropbox, Coda, Jira, and Dribbble.
On December 3, 2015 Figma announced raising $14 million in series A funding from Greylock Partners (lead investor), Index Ventures, Jeff Weiner, DJ Patil, and Adam Nash. At the time of announcing their series A funding Figma also announced the official launch of their collaborative design platform.
On February 1, 2018 Figma announced raising $25 million in series B funding from Kleiner Perkins (lead investor), Jeff Weiner, Index Ventures, Greylock Partners, and Daniel Gross. The company plans on using their series B funding to focus their enterprise growth.
On February 7, 2019 Figma announced raising $40 million in series C funding from Sequoia Capital (lead investor), Kleiner Perkins, Index Ventures, Greylock Partners, Founders Fund, Coatue Management, Mike Krieger, Jeff Weiner, Dan Rose, and Andrew Wilson. Figma had a post series C funding evaluation of $440 million.
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