Canva, a disruptive online design and publishing tool that allows everyone to create professional quality designs.

Canva makes graphic design amazingly simple for everyone, by bringing together a drag-and-drop design tool with a library of more than 1 million stock photographs, graphic elements and fonts.

Canva was founded in January 2012 by Melanie Perkins, along with Cliff Obrecht, & Cameron Adams. The company is based in Sydney, New South Wales, with additional offices in Makati, National Capital Region, Phillipines and Beijing, China.


Canva has been growing rapidly since its launch in August 2013 and is now empowering millions of people across from every corner of the globe to create great designs and reach their goals. The platform has over 15 million users from 190 countries.


Canva, in June 2018, announced it would be partnering with Dropbox to integrate its designs and images into the platform. In May 2019, Canva acquired Pexels and Pixabay, two German-based, very prominent and popular free stock photo sites. The company has also acquired Zeetings Pty Limited.


Canva is backed by prominent investors including General Catalyst, Sequoia Capital, Sequoia China, Blackbird Ventures, Felicis Ventures among others. The company raised $60M in a fresh round on June 22, 2020. This brings Canva's total funding to $311M to date.


Canva has nearly doubled its valuation to $6B after the latest round on Jne 22, 2020. The company was previously valued at $3.2B in Oct, 2019, which followed a $2.5B in Series D round on May 19, 2019. 



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $311M over 8 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown)
  • Yearly Revenue: $291M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $6B as of June 22, 2020
  • City/Town: Sydney
  • State: New South Wales
  • Country: Australia
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