The Jay Kim Show with Canva Co-founder Cameron Adams



Canva is an online design and publishing tool which makes the design process accessible to almost everyone. Today’s episode is an in-person chat with Cameron, Canva co-founder and chief product officer. We cover his path to becoming a founder of a unicorn-status startup, discuss the challenges of scaling a 300-employee company, and much more.

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In today’s episode you’ll learn:

  • About Canva, Australia’s only unicorn-status startup
  • Cameron’s entrepreneurial path
  • Why designers who have embraced Canva love it
  • The challenges of scaling Canva to a 300-employee company
  • Cameron’s advice for aspiring entrepreneursListen to this episode on iTunes

What was your biggest insight from this week’s episode? Let Jay know in the comments or on Twitter: @jaykimmer.

Links from today’s episode

Detailed show notes

  • (1:20) Cameron’s path to becoming an entrepreneur
  • (4:30) How the idea of Canva solved multiple pain points of Melanie, one of Cameron’s co-founders
  • (5:55) Cameron explains the name Canva
  • (6:40) Cameron describes the Canva user experience
  • (8:00) Why designers who have embraced Canva love it
  • (9:12) Cameron explains the Canva revenue model
  • (10:54) Cameron describes how Canva’s acquisition of Zeetings could help presentations become more dynamic
  • (12:39) Jay and Cameron discuss Canva’s unicorn status
  • (13:23) Cameron discusses Canva’s values and upcoming goals
  • (15:27) The challenges Canva has faced as the company has scaled
  • (17:43) Cameron explains why Canva plans to remain a private, independent company
  • (18:58) Cameron’s advice for aspiring entrepreneurs

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