Australian design startup Canva secures $15 million in funding




Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins says she “absolutely” never imagined the day would come that Hollywood stars Woody Harrelson and Owen Wilson would invest in her company.

But that’s exactly what’s happened.

“It’s so incredible to see the support from all pockets across the world,” Perkins told SmartCompany yesterday.”It’s so encouraging.”

Harrelson and Wilson are among the investors to participate in Canva’s latest funding round, worth US$ 15 million (A$ 21 million). The round was led by Felicis Ventures, which was joined by existing investors Blackbird Ventures and Matric Partners. Other new investors include Vayner Capital, the investment arm of Gary Vaynerchuk. Read more…

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