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After the Figma-Adobe deal, which design startups are acquisition targets?

News that Adobe will buy upstart design software unicorn Figma for $20 billion was the single largest event in startup land this week, a surprise upset over the Ethereum Merge coming to fruition.

Canva moves beyond graphic design to launch a visual worksuite

Canva is further establishing itself as more than just a user-friendly graphic design tool. The Australian company announced at its Canva Create event that it will unveil a suite of new products to ro

4 principles for building an MVP even if you can’t write a single line of code

If you haven’t found a technical co-founder or freelancer to build your MVP, here are four principles that will help in the meantime.

Most startups were overvalued before 2021, and now it’s causing problems

In a normalizing market like this one, once-inflated valuations can become a big problem, particularly for founders, employees and early investors.

Apple’s image cutout feature in iOS 16 is the most fun thing to come out of WWDC 2022

Out of all features Apple announced at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) last week, a new addition to Apple’s Visual Lookup system — a feature where you can “pick up” an ob

Harlem Capital leads seed into Because, an e-commerce enablement startup

Because provides a “Canva-like” editing experience for e-commerce managers to design and publish messages aimed at driving conversion rates.

Atlassian launches Atlas to improve team alignment

At its Team ’22 conference today, Atlassian announced the launch of Atlas, a new service for cross-functional team updates it previously offered as a beta under the name “Team Central.&#82

8 open source companies from YC Demo Day Winter ’22

Wicked fast VPNs, data organization tools, auto-generated videos to spice up your company’s Instagram stories … Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 open source founders have some interesting ideas up the

Veed, an online video editing platform, picks up $35M from Sequoia

Video is the beating heart of the most popular content online these days, and it’s not just because it’s entertaining. It’s also because of how accessible it is: It’s become in

Canva acquires Flourish in mission to tell better stories with data

The acquisition comes as the visual communications company reached over 75 million monthly active users, up over 30 million in the past 12 months.

Dyspatch helps companies create emails you’ll actually want to open

The company’s email production tool essentially takes the tips and tricks from people designing email well and makes it widely accessible.

500 Global’s Christine Tsai shares her 2022 VC predictions

After incredible growth in the past two year, all signs point to a continued abundance of opportunities for startup founders and investors in the year ahead.

Vistaprint acquires Crello and Depositphotos, rebrands as Vista, to better take on Canva and others in online creative design for businesses

Vistaprint has built a name for itself in providing printing and marketing services for consumers, sole traders and small businesses. Now it is making a pair of acquisitions as it looks for better way

Canva is getting into video

Canva, the $40 billion software startup looking to make design accessible to everyone, has today announced a video editing suite. Launched in 2013, Canva emerged during the design renaissance, around

Design’s dirty secrets and how to address experience bias

If the solution to experience bias is variation in front-end design based on the needs of the individual, one way we can radically accelerate that is to understand where automation can be applied.

Frontify raises $50M for a collaborative cloud platform for organizations to manage and use their design and brand assets

The meteoric rise of collaborative design startup Canva — now valued at $40 billion — and conversely, the viral interest we’ve been seeing in the market for NFTs where you can &#8220

What Canva CEO Melanie Perkins looks for in a potential acquisition

We sat down with Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins at Disrupt 2021 to talk about how she has approached fundraising, and how she's managed to grow Canva's free and paid user base at a rapid clip.

Facebook revamps its business tool lineup following threats to its ad targeting business

Facebook today is announcing the launch of new products and features for business owners, following the threat to its ad targeting business driven by Apple’s new privacy features, which now allo

Canva raises $200 million at a $40 billion valuation

Canva is now valued at $40 billion following a fresh capital injection of $200 million (USD) in a round led by T. Rowe Price. New and existing investors participated in the round, including Franklin T

Canva CEO Melanie Perkins will tell us about the journey to a $15B valuation at Disrupt

The design space has undergone major changes in the last decade. What once was dominated by a single player in Adobe has now become a burgeoning software landscape, with a handful of major players ans
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