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Free your platform and b2b will follow_ canva ‘evangelist’ guy kawasaki _ afr. com best free recipe apps for iphone For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Free your platform and B2B will follow: Canva ‘evangelist’ Guy Kawasaki Canva, the Sydney-based graphic design startup valued at $165 million by a Series A round last October, might be making most of its revenue from a business-to-business application but its marketing ‘evangelist’ Guy Kawasaki is focused on attracting users to its free tier for consumers. “You have to start at the top of the funnel, and I’m out there stuffing it with as many users as I can get,” Kawasaki told The Australian Financial Review during a visit to Sydney this week. Kawasaki invested in Canva


and became its ‘evangelist’ in 2014, reprising the title he first held at Apple Computer between 1983 and 1987, and again from 1995 to 1997. “It was the same with the Macintosh.

Best free writing apps for iphone People would get one at home then go talk about it at work,” Kawasaki said, referring to that personal computer’s early success in the education and graphic design sectors. How many of those 50,000 started as users of Canva’s free consumer tier is unknown, but that has not stopped the company – which has raised $27 million since its 2013 founding – investing heavily to maintain user growth there.

“Usually the poor marketer has to go back to the factory and say ‘the customers are asking for this and this, come on’, but [Canva] is pushing out stuff faster than I can handle,” said Kawasaki, who is based in California. “I’m like, ‘send me a Slack, tell me what you want me to talk about next!’.” Less than two months after a release in seven new languages, on July 20 Canva launched its first smartphone app, claiming the iOS product has been downloaded 200,000 times and opened 600,000 times in its first six days. Best rated apps for iphone 4 The build included a pivot in programming language away from Objective-C, on which its iPad app was based, to Swift – on the hunch that since Swift is Apple’s preferred development language for iPhone apps, it may eventually stop supporting the others.

The more concise and reliable language had allowed Canva to translate almost all of its desktop features to the smaller format, Kawasaki claimed. “I mean you can do multi-page, 16:9 presentations on this thing, and include live camera shots in your designs too. Best free apps for iphone 4 australia It’s too bad nobody can charge for apps these days, some of the best work goes into them – it’s much easier to design something on desktop where you’ve got unlimited space.” An Android app is also on its way, however a company spokesperson stressed that new revenue sources have also been developed. Until recently, the only way Canva monetised its free tier was the sale of photos and design elements, at $1 per use – of which the company is understood to typically keep about 50 cents after royalties are paid to the copyright holder.

However the startup has recently introduced $10 multi-use licences as well, and began selling premium ‘vectors’ (or icons) for the first time, adding 50,000 to its marketplace for $1 per use. “We’re primarily focused on growth at the moment. Best apps for iphone 5 screen While 10 million users may sound like a lot, it’s only 0.3 per cent of the world’s internet-using population,” said Canva co-founder Melanie Perkins, whose first startup at 19 years of age was a graphic design platform for school yearbooks. “But revenue is always something you keep in mind after bootstrapping your first company, which is why we’ve had the marketplace revenue stream since day one.” Despite his Silicon Valley location, Kawasaki leaves Canva’s investor relations to co-founders Perkins and Cliff Obrecht, pointing out that “these days” the US venture capitalists are happy to get on a plane to Australia. Site: http://www.afr.com/leadership/entrepreneur/free-your-platform-and-b2b-will-follow-canva-evangelist-guy-kawasaki-20160727-gqemvx

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