Recommendation by Lemi
During her university days, Canva founder Melanie Perkins noticed how people struggled to learn graphic design basics. Starting small in her mother’s living room, she and her boyfriend (and later, Canva co-founder) Cliff Obrecht began Fusion Books, an online design tool that helps in yearbook creation. Their business boomed (it’s now the largest yearbook publisher in Australia!) and the pair realized that their technology could be used for something bigger. Thus, Canva was born—a drag-and-drop graphic design tool that gives users access to millions of designs, photos, and fonts. Since its launch in 2012, Canva has grown to over 10 million users; and its platform amasses over 100 million designs! It operates with over 100 team members from 12 different countries and three main offices (Sydney, Manila, and San Francisco). It’s currently valued at USD 1 billion, having raised USD 86 million so far.