Mel Perkins is the co-founder of online design platform Canva. Perkins was teaching design applications at university when she realised how complicated the programs were and how much simpler they could be.
She founded Canva with the aim of making it super simple for anyone to create a beautiful design.
Today Canva is used in 190 countries and more than 15 million people use Canva every month (including students at 50,000 schools).
It took Perkins years to bring her project to fruition and she spent more than nine months pitching in San Francisco before gaining any investors.
Perkins says every day brings new challenges you would never expect but says that is ‘part and parcel’ of being a startup.
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