Aussie startup in Philippines unveils iPad design app

Several months after launching its office in the Philippines, Australian startup company Canva unveiled its new Canva app for iPad.

Canva is an online graphic design platform which makes it simple to create social media graphics, presentations, posters, blog graphics, invitations, among others.

Canva CEO Melanie Perkins said the app makes graphics creation fast and easy with its simple drag-and-drop design interface with a library of more than one million photographs, graphics and fonts.

“Canva makes graphic design amazingly simple for everyone, allowing any idea to be beautifully presented in print or online,” Perkins said. “We are excited to extend this experience and now allow people to design at home, in the office or on the go.”

With the free app, users can upload photos from their device or Facebook account, or pay $1 per premium element when they publish their design.

The company said in a press statement that the Canva iPad app also makes it especially easy to collaborate on the go. The company provides professional designers trained to provide a faster way to create layouts and collaborate with clients, making back-and-forth email exchanges obsolete.

Since launching its Philippine office in August 2013, Canva now has over 650,000 users, who have created more than 3.5 million designs. It recently raised an additional $3.6 million in funding. Former Apple chief evangelist Guy Kawasaki joined the startup in April.

The company said it is having an incredible response from Filipino marketers, bloggers, and small businesses, who have been using Canva to create their own marketing materials.

“It’s been one of our best markets since we launched, so it made absolute sense to establish a local presence,” Perkins said.

 

 

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

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  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.