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Design Platform Canva Raises $6 Million, Expands To Businesses With “Canva For Work”

TechCrunch

Creating professional graphics is not a skill set that everyone has, but online design platform Canva wants to change that. In mid-2013, the company debuted a service that allows anyone to more easily create graphics, including slideshows, invitations, handouts, posters, infographics, Facebook Covers, cards, collages, blog graphics and more.

Today the company will be able to further fuel its growth with the addition of $6 million more in outside funding, largely from existing investors. Canva is also now debuting its first product aimed at the businesses using its platform with the “Canva for Work.”

The new capital comes from prior investors Matrix Partners, Shasta Ventures and Blackbird Ventures, alongside AirTree Ventures, and comes at a time when the company has grown its user base to 2.3 million users over the course of the past 20 months. Over the last six months in particular, Canva’s growth has been surging, with 65 percent…

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