|Description||Online graphic design marketplace|
|Series A, 4/2011 |
99designs is the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace, connecting startups, small businesses, marketing agencies and other organizations with design needs with more than 250,000 graphic designers from 192 countries around the world. Since its 2008 founding in Melbourne, Australia, 99designs has hosted more than 250,000 design contests for customers and has paid out in excess of USD $62 million to its design community.
99designs enables customers to source graphic design work quickly and affordably by launching design contests to its community, working 1-on-1 with individual designers, or purchasing design templates from 99designs’ readymade logo store. 99designs also operates Swiftly.com, a service launched in 2013 that provides customers with quick graphic design fixes for a flat $19 fee.
The company opened its San Francisco office in 2010, established European headquarters in Berlin in 2012, and subsequently opened offices in Paris, London and Rio de Janeiro. In addition to English, 99designs operates localized versions of its site in German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Portuguese.
The company was co-founded by serial entrepreneurs Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz (SitePoint, Flippa, Tweaky, DeveloperAuction), and is backed by Accel Partners and angel investors Michael Dearing (eBay, Harrison Metal), Dave Goldberg (Survey Monkey), Stewart Butterfield (Flickr, Tiny Speck) and Anthony Casalena (Squarespace).
In 2010, 99designs won the People’s Voice Webby Award.
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