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Canva raises $40m round to earn Unicorn title
Canva raises US$40M round, valuing the company at US$1B. Now available in all operating systems across 190 countries, Canva shows no signs of slowing down as they launch their 100th language.
“Design is no longer a niche requirement – every single profession today needs design to help communicate their message. In years gone by someone in sales could draft a letter but now has to create an engaging presentation to win customers. Non-profits have to create designs to spread their message to fundraise. Even the startup staple of business plans have been replaced by graphic pitch decks.
Rick Baker, Partner at Blackbird Ventures, who led the investment round, added, “Canva is making huge strides in democratizing design for everyone. Its product growth and adoption across many demographics is truly exceptional.
In just four years, Melanie Perkins and her team have taken the startup from humble beginnings in Australia, to what has now blossomed into one the fastest growing software businesses of all time. It’s a very exciting space to be in as we start redefining the workplace, and what it means to communicate in the 21st century.”
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“Trevor and Creel supported us from our earliest days which has been incredibly helpful given that they have scaled great businesses themselves. It's been fantastic to be able to draw from their experiences and to see them playing such a proactive role nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurs in australia.”Melanie PerkinsCo-Founder & Chief Executive Officer