Figma

Maker of a web-based tool that lets designers collaborate in real time.

Industry:
Software
Founded:
2012
Company size:
51-200
Raised:
$82.9 million

Thanks to Google Docs and Office 365, much of your work likely has shifted to the cloud, where you can easily collaborate with colleagues on shared documents. Designers, meanwhile, largely have been left out of this workflow revolution. Their projects tend to go like this: Use a number of tools to create a design mockup, export it to file, save it on Dropbox, and then send the file link via email for review. There's a lot of back and forth, and the risk of winding up with multiple versions of the same file along the way is high. That's the problem Dylan Field and Evan Wallace set out to solve when they created Figma, a web-based tool that lets designers collaborate in real time. They hit on a problem a lot of people want to see solved: Within four years of launching, Figma has collected over a million sign-ups and a customer roster that includes Slack, Twitter, Uber, Dropbox, the New York Times, and Microsoft. The San Francisco-based startup has raised $82.9 million to date from investors including Sequoia Capital and Greylock Partners. --Michelle Cheng

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Twitter:
@figmadesign