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Canva Buys London Data Startup Flourish, Plans Europe Hires

  • Company eyes Europe expansion, plans to double staff to 200
  • Canva now has more than 75 million monthly active users

Canva Inc., one of the world’s most valuable private software companies, has acquired London-based data visualization platform Flourish to expand its suite of design tools.

Flourish was founded in 2016 by former data journalist Duncan Clark and computer scientist Robin Houston to make it easier for people tell stories with data. It allows non-coders to choose from thousands of templates to create visuals without having to download software. Today, the firm has more than 800,000 users including the BBC and Moody’s Corp