about this episode
0:49 – Jason introduces Melanie Perkins.
2:35 – Melanie tells Canva’s origin story.
12:38 – Melanie describes her Twitter habits.
13:12 – Meeting Bill Tai and getting him to invest.
21:38 – Getting a $1.4M grant from the Australian gov’t that matched her first round of funding.
30:17 – Melanie describes how and why Canva got into the ad template space and acquiring stock photo companies.
36:48 – Meeting Mary Meeker and securing her first investment at Bond Capital.
48:50 – Canva’s next chapter after raising a $70M Series D.