Founding History of Canva

Founded by Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht, and Cameron Adams.

Started design and development efforts in November 2011.

Purchased the canva.com domain name in January 2012.

Incorporated as Canva Pty Ltd in July 2012.

Launched in open beta mode in August 2013.

Raised about $295 million in multiple rounds of funding.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

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Year 1 of Canva

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Version 1 of Canva (Website)

AUG 2013

Stats of Canva

2012 to 2015

2016 to 2019

2020

Full Year 1 of Canva

Y1 of Canva.pdf

NOV 2011 to OCT 2012

Extras of Canva

Interview: Canva CEO, Melanie Perkins

On growing an Australian college startup into global unicorn