The Canva Team

06 Oct Canva Raises $15 Million Series A at $165 Million Valuation

Online design platform Canva has today announced a Series A funding round of $15 million at a $165 million valuation. The company, where I'm an employee, has recently passed the 5 million user milestone after just two years since launch. Raising Capital The raise was lead by Felicis Ventures, for whom this is their largest investment.  Notable participants include actors Owen Wilson and Woody Harrelson. The funds...

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05 Oct Adobe Stock adds Deeper Integration, Video and Extended Licenses

Adobe is out with a lot of Creative Cloud news today. Amongst a lot of functionality updates and integrations, are some interesting points about Adobe Stock, and an updated paying user count of 5.3 million. The announced changes and additions will be made effective before the end of the year. Sale at Point of Use The critical integration of the licensing experience in the...

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02 Oct A Detailed Look at the Market for Mobile Stock

For years now, mobile stock has been predicted as the next technical disruption to the stock photo industry, like Royalty Free and microstock did before it. Mobile is certainly heating up. There are a lot of players, a lot of experimenting with business models, and a lot of funding entering the space. But there are also some fundamental problems that will presumably cause significantly more...

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01 Oct 500px Review

500px started life as a photo-sharing community. Despite comparisons to Flickr, they seek to set themselves apart as a platform for serious hobbyists and professional photographers, rather than a community portal for the masses. Images on their website are very artistic and high quality. Last year, they entered the stock industry with the launching of a photo marketplace. This year, they raised $13M in capital,...

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29 Sep Microstock Mobile Apps

There's a lot happening in stock photography on mobile platforms. From established microstock agencies to new companies focusing on smartphone shots, the rise of this market has boosted app development in the sector. Let's take a look at what's available. Apps from Established Microstock Agencies Almost every microstock agency has an app now, but here we're just going to look at those which...

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