Graphic design startup Canva just hit $1 billion

January 12, 2018

Canva EO and co-founder Melanie Perkins, now the youngest female entrepreneur to have reached unicorn status.Image: canva Canva is Australia’s first unicorn of 2018, after raising $40 million (AUD$50.9 million) to push the design startup’s value over $1 billion. Now available in 190 countries, with over 10 million users, the online design and publishing platform was launched in 2012 by CEO and co-founder Melanie Perkins — now the youngest female…

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Startup studios go Hollywood as CAA launches Creative Labs

November 2, 2017

The ties that bind the tech industry and Hollywood continue to get tighter as the Creative Artists Agency launches a startup studio to develop new businesses with — and for — its roster of clients. Continuing a tradition that began with the incubation and launch of Funny or Die (alongside Sequoia Capital and Will Ferrell’s Gary Sanchez Productions), one of Hollywood’s top agencies is partnering with a group of Canadian…

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