SAN FRANCISCO – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Canva was named in the Forbes 2021 Cloud 100, the definitive ranking of the world’s 100 best private cloud companies, published by Forbes in partnership with Bessemer Venture Partners and Salesforce Ventures. Ranked 3rd, Canva is the only Australian company to feature in the Top 50, rising from 7th place in 2020 to the rankings.
“We are honored to be included in the Cloud 100 list. I feel incredibly blessed to work with such an amazing team to bring our mission to bring the world to life to design to life. Over the past two years, as classrooms and businesses have had to move quickly online, it has been especially important to be able to help support this transition. The rapid growth of Canva and in particular of our presentation product which helps you bring your presentations to life is truly a testament to this new era of visual communication in which we are now living, ”said Canva Co-Founder and CEO, Melanie Perkins.
For the sixth year in a row, the Cloud 100 annually reviews submissions from hundreds of cloud startups and private companies. The Cloud 100 assessment process involved ranking companies based on four factors: market leadership (35%), estimated rating (30%), operations metrics (20%), and people and culture (15%). For market leadership, the Cloud 100 calls on a jury of 34 CEOs of public cloud companies who help assess and rank their private company peers.
“The companies on the Cloud 100 list represent the best and brightest emerging companies in the cloud industry,” said Alex Konrad, editor at Forbes. “Each year it gets harder to make that list, which means even more elite companies for those who do. Congratulations to each of the 2021 Cloud 100 winners and our 20 rising stars ready to join their ranks. ”
“The private cloud ecosystem continues to experience historic rates of digital transformation,” said Byron Deeter, partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. “Private cloud valuations are rising as the market’s appetite for the cloud continues to grow. These founders represent the best in cloud computing today, and they seem likely to follow in the footsteps of our esteemed Cloud 100 alumni. Congratulations to these cloud leaders! ”
“The way we work has undergone a paradigm shift and companies of all shapes and sizes are reinventing the tools necessary to ensure that working from anywhere is a lasting and lasting solution,” said Alex Kayyal, Managing Partner, Salesforce Ventures . “The past 18 months have made digital transformation an urgent imperative and the cloud has never been more essential to fueling our new digital economy. The companies on this list represent the leaders and companies shaping the future of the cloud ecosystem and we are delighted to partner with Bessemer Venture Partners and Forbes to honor these industry pioneers.
The Forbes 2021 Cloud 100 and 20 Rising Stars lists are published online at www.forbes.com/cloud100. Highlights from the list appear in the September 2021 issue of Forbes magazine.
The Cloud 100 and 20 Rising Stars companies are publicly recognized at this year’s Cloud 100 Virtual Experience, hosted by Bessemer Venture Partners, Salesforce Ventures and Forbes on August 10 at thecloud100.com. Special thanks to the virtual event sponsors Amazon Web Services (AWS), Bank of America, Cooley, FuelxMcKinsey, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nasdaq, Qatalyst Partners, Silicon Valley Bank and WisdomTree.
Launched in 2013, Canva is a free online visual communication platform whose mission is to empower everyone in the world to design. Featuring a simple user interface and a huge range of templates ranging from presentations, social media graphics, posters, clothing to videos, as well as an extensive library of fonts, photographs, illustrations, video footage and audio clips, anyone can take an idea and create something beautiful. Canva is available on desktop, web, iOS, and Android.
Bessemer Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners is the world’s most experienced early-stage venture capital firm. With a portfolio of more than 200 companies, Bessemer helps visionary entrepreneurs lay a solid foundation for creating businesses that matter and supports them at every stage of their growth. The company has 130 IPOs, including Pinterest, Shopify, Twilio, Yelp, LinkedIn, Skype, LifeLock, PagerDuty, DocuSign, Wix, MindBody, and Fiverr. Bessemer’s team of investors and partners is present around the world in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Tel Aviv, Bangalore and Beijing. To pursue @BessemerVP and learn more at bvp.com.
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Salesforce Ventures is the global investment arm of Salesforce and is focused on partnering with the most ambitious enterprise technology companies every step of the way. Since 2009, Salesforce Ventures has invested more than $ 3 billion in more than 400 leading companies, including Auth0, Databricks, DocuSign, Guild Education, Hopin, monday.com, nCino, Snowflake, Snyk, Stripe, Tanium, Twilio and Zoom. Salesforce Ventures gives portfolio companies unparalleled access to Salesforce, one of the world’s fastest growing enterprise software companies, including strategic advice, client presentations and the strongest cloud ecosystem . Salesforce Ventures has invested in more than 25 countries with offices around the world including San Francisco, Irvine, New York, London, Tokyo and Sydney. Follow @SalesforceVC and learn more at salesforce.com/ventures.