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Apple’s Freeform aims to be a collaborative whiteboard for everyone

Apple announced its so-called Figma Whiteboard competitor called Freeform at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June. The company hasn’t rolled out the idea board app to everyone yet,

Pacdora wants to be a ‘Canva + Figma’ for the $1 trillion packaging industry

I love meeting startups that are making a tangible impact on the factory floor. While Shein applies a data-driven approach to improve efficiency for clothing manufacturing, Pacdora is doing something

Figma CEO Dylan Field on why he sold to Adobe

A month after Adobe announced its plans for acquiring Figma, the popular digital design startup, Figma CEO and co-founder Dylan Field sat down with our own enterprise reporter Ron Miller at Disrupt 20

Penpot inks $8M as signups for its open source spin on Figma jump 5600% after Adobe’s $20B acquisition move

Adobe’s intention to acquire Figma for $20 billion, announced mid-September, sent shockwaves through the design industry, and not all of them positive. On a business level, it’s a no-brain

Designers underwhelmed by Adobe-Figma deal

For now, it seems as though designers will stick with Figma for lack of a reasonable alternative, which is something that Adobe and Figma can build on.

Adobe makes $20B bet on a collaborative future with Figma acquisition

The first rule of the $20 Billion Acquisition Club: Don't mess up a good thing.

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.

Where’s the center of the startup world? Depends on which VC you ask

Hello and welcome back to Equity, a podcast about the business of startups, where we unpack the numbers and nuance behind the headlines. Alex, Natasha and Mary Ann jumped on the mic, with Theresa

Daily Crunch: Adobe snaps up Figma in proposed $20B deal that has some scratching their heads

Hello, friends, and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.

How about that $20B Figma-Adobe deal?

A doubling of a 2021-era valuation in 2022 is a massive win, given how far the valuation bands for technology companies have shifted in the last year.

Adobe snaps up Figma for $20B, taking out one of its biggest rivals in digital design

Big news in the world of digital creative technology: Adobe today announced that it would acquire Figma for $20 billion, taking out one of its biggest rivals in the realm of digital design. Both the W

Along’s new mobile app lets creators record ‘infinite length’ video collabs

All major social networks, including Instagram, TikTok, and Snapchat, have their own take on how collaborations should work. But most of these features have constraints like time limits and the number

Baseten nabs $20M to make it easier to build machine learning-based applications

As the tech world inches a closer to the idea of artificial general intelligence, we’re seeing another interesting theme emerging in the ongoing democratization of AI: a wave of startups buildin

Fishy business: Rooser raises $23M for its seafood trading platform

The fishing market globally was worth $253 billion in 2021, and despite the controversy that swirls around the industry, that figure continues to grow. Today a startup that has built a platform to mak

Daily Crunch: Beating ‘other takeover bidders,’ Bosch acquires autonomous driving startup Five.ai

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Figma CEO on Found talks about mentorship and how his leadership style has evolved in the past 10 years

On this week’s episode of Found, the podcast where we hear the stories behind the startups, we talk to Dylan Field the co-founder and CEO of Figma. When he started the company, he was 20 years o

Base10 Partners closes fund three with $460M to invest globally: ‘The cat is out of the bag’

Base10, a venture firm founded only four years ago, just closed its third fund with $460 million in capital commitments. Because co-founder Ade Ajao — originally from Spain — is half Niger

Warp raises $23M to build a better terminal

The terminal often feels like an afterthought, and there hasn’t been a lot of innovation in this space for a very long time. Warp, which is launching its public beta today and announcing $23 mil

Tome livens up slide decks with real-time data, flexible layouts

The company thinks you should be spending less time trying to adapt your content to a presentation page and more time on storytelling.

Arcol aims to do for building design what Figma did for UI design

The company is building web-based tools that can turn a 2D sketch into a 3D representation so that someone can design anything from a small building to a skyscraper.
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