How Much of Canva Do the Founders Own?

Canva is a web-based graphics editing tool founded in 2012 by Melanie Perkins, Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams. It provides users with a range of features such as templates, fonts, images and more, allowing them to easily create designs for various projects. The platform has become increasingly popular since its launch, seeing over 20 million active users each month.

Canva’s success can be attributed to the founders’ vision of making graphic design accessible to everyone. With their user-friendly interface and vast array of tools, they have achieved their goal of creating a platform that anyone can use to create stunning visuals with ease.

The founders have been heavily involved in the development of Canva since its inception. They have been instrumental in the growth and expansion of the company, helping it secure funding from venture capital firms and build partnerships with other companies. As a result, Canva is now valued at over $2 billion.

So how much of Canva do the founders own? According to reports, Melanie Perkins owns around 11% while Cliff Obrecht and Cameron Adams each own around 6%.

Together they hold a combined 23% stake in the company. Despite their minority ownership status, they still have significant influence on its operations due to their positions on the board.


The founders of Canva have been instrumental in its success since its launch in 2012. They hold a combined 23% stake in the company with Melanie Perkins owning around 11%, Cliff Obrecht owning 6%, and Cameron Adams owning 6%.