Australian Graphic Design Startup Canva Raises Additional $3.6M

Canva, a site that lets non-designers create graphics using drag-and-drop tools, has nabbed an additional $3.6 million in funding from Founders Fund and Shasta Ventures, as well as existing investors Matrix Partners, Blackbird Ventures, and Square Peg Capital. This brings its total raised so far to $7 million.

The Sydney, Australia-based startup also said that it now has 600,000 users, up from 330,000 in April, and launched a new “Design” button that allows its design tools to be integrated onto third-party web sites. The plug-in will be available at sites like GoDaddy, social media analytics platforms Tailwind, Agora Pulse, Post Planner, and TabSite.

Canva, which offers more than a million photographs, graphics, and fonts, is wants to be the default online graphics tool for users who aren’t designers, as well as professionals who want to collaborate on a project. The site monetizes through a freemium model–it’s free to use and makes revenue through its own catalog of paid images, as well as portfolios offered directly from professional designers and photographers.

The startup announced in April that Guy Kawasaki, who held the chief evangelist title at Apple in the late nineties, had joined Canva to help it expand globally.