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Guy Kawasaki Joins Australian Design Startup Canva As Chief Evangelist

April 16, 2014


Guy Kawasaki , who held the chief evangelist title at Apple during late nineties, is joining Australian design startup Canva , making a comeback into the role after nearly two decades of advising entrepreneurs and founding Alltop in 2008 .

“Macintosh democratized computers; Google democratized information; and eBay democratized commerce. In the same way, Canva democratizes design,” Kawasaki said in a statement. “You don’t get many chances to democratize an industry, so I seized the opportunity to work for Canva.”

Guy will help Canva expand globally, the company said. Canva added that it’s seeing 100,000 new designs created every week by more than 330,000 users.

Founded in 2012, Canva raised $3 million in seed funding last year from Matrix Partners, InterWest Partners, 500 Startups, and angels, including Google Maps founder Lars Rassmusen, Bill Tai (Charles River Ventures), and Ken Goldman (CFO of Yahoo). The online graphic design startup now has 320, 000 users who…

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