February 5, 2023

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Penpot, the open-source platform for designers and their coders, draws up $12M as users jump to 250K

Open source projects continue to stand out as compelling alternatives to proprietary software for those who are looking for more flexibility or price leverage in the tools that they use to work. Today one of the juggernauts in the space of design is announcing some funding. Penpot, an open-source platform for designers and the developers […]

Penpot, the open-source platform for designers and their coders, draws up $12M as users jump to 250K by Ingrid Lunden originally published on TechCrunch

Penpot, the open-source platform for designers and their coders, draws up $12M as users jump to 250K

Open source projects continue to stand out as compelling alternatives to proprietary software for those who are looking for more flexibility or price leverage in the tools that they use to work. Today one of the juggernauts in the space of design is announcing some funding. Penpot, an open-source platform for designers and the developers […]

Penpot, the open-source platform for designers and their coders, draws up $12M as users jump to 250K by Ingrid Lunden originally published on TechCrunch

SEC filing shows Adobe had interest in buying Figma as early as 2020

A document recently filed with the SEC provides a detailed timeline of the negotiations between Adobe and Figma that paints a picture of how the two companies came together on a $20 billion deal last year. One point previously unknown is that Adobe approached Figma as early as 2020, and Figma co-founder and CEO Dylan […]

SEC filing shows Adobe had interest in buying Figma as early as 2020 by Ron Miller originally published on TechCrunch

Apple’s Freeform aims to be a collaborative whiteboard for everyone

Apple announced its so-called Figma Whiteboard competitor called Freeform at its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June. The company hasn’t rolled out the idea board app to everyone yet but if you are using public or developer beta, you will get to play with the app with the iOS 16.2 update, and on Mac with […]

Apple’s Freeform aims to be a collaborative whiteboard for everyone by Ivan Mehta originally published on TechCrunch

Pacdora wants to be a ‘Canva + Figma’ for the $1 trillion packaging industry

I love meeting startups that are making a tangible impact on the factory floor. While Shein applies a data-driven approach to improve efficiency for clothing manufacturing, Pacdora is doing something similar for packaging, from design all the way to production. Packaging sounds archaic and pretty removed from tech — and it is, which is why […]

Pacdora wants to be a ‘Canva + Figma’ for the $1 trillion packaging industry by Rita Liao originally published on TechCrunch

Figma CEO Dylan Field on why he sold to Adobe

A month after Adobe announced its plans for acquiring Figma, the popular digital design startup, Figma CEO and co-founder Dylan Field sat down with our own enterprise reporter Ron Miller at Disrupt 2022 to discuss the deal and his motivations for selling to Adobe, a company that Figma’s own marketing materials have not always described […]

Figma CEO Dylan Field on why he sold to Adobe by Frederic Lardinois originally published on TechCrunch

Baseten nabs $20M to make it easier to build machine learning-based applications

As the tech world inches a closer to the idea of artificial general intelligence, we’re seeing another interesting theme emerging in the ongoing democratization of AI: a wave of startups building tech to make AI technologies more accessible overall by a wider range of users and organizations. Today, one of these, Baseten — which is […]

Fishy business: Rooser raises $23M for its seafood trading platform

The fishing market globally was worth $253 billion in 2021, and despite the controversy that swirls around the industry, that figure continues to grow. Today a startup that has built a platform to make the business of fishing more efficient — and thus the process overall more traceable and less prone to waste — is […]