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Website99designs.com
Blog99designs.com/des...
Twitter@99designs
CategoryArt/Design
Employees97
Founded2/2008
DescriptionOnline graphic design marketplace

Offices

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Co-Founder
Co-Founder
Chief Technology Officer
COO
President & CEO
Country Manager
Investor, Advisor

Acquisitions

LogoChef, 8/2013
12designer, 8/2012

Funding

TOTAL $35M
FUNDING TOTAL $35M
Series A, 4/2011
Accel Partners
Michael Dearing
Stewart Butterfield
Anthony Casalena
$35M

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99designs

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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Added: 8/7/13

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Above: 99designs Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 5/25/09
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Above: 99Designs.com Homepage redesigned
Uploaded: 12/14/09

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Sources

  1. 99designs Completes Second Acquisition With Purchase of Leading Brazilian Design Marketplace and Launches 99designs.com.br (businesswire.com) [edit]
  2. 99designs acquires its Euro-clone, 12designer (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  3. Accel Invests $35M. in 99designs…After Years of Trying (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. 99designs Doubles Monthly Design Contests and Designer Payouts, Adds Key Executives and Staff to Fuel Growth (99designs.com) [edit]
    99designs Launches a UK Website (thenextweb.com) [edit]
    With 99,999 Contests Launched, 99designs Creates Its Own Fund To Support Design Students (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    99designs launches its crowdsourced design network in France (thenextweb.com) [edit]
    99designs launches its crowdsourced design network in Latin America and Spain (thenextweb.com) [edit]
    99designs parla Italiano! (99designs.com) [edit]
    9designs launches tools for ‘Pro’ users (itbusiness.ca) [edit]
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