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Canva opens first Europe office in London

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Australia-headquartered design software company Canva is opening its first London office, a vote of confidence in the capital at a time when the founders of Revolut and Monzo have questioned the attractiveness of the UK for businesses.

Canva’s UK expansion, its first base in Europe, comes after the software firm acquired London-based data visualisation platform Flourish for an unknown sum last year.

With the London move Duncan Clark, Flourish’s co-founder, becomes Europe lead for Canva.

Melanie Perkins, CEO, Canva, said: “From creating world-class data storytelling features, to building truly magical product experiences through AI, our teams across Europe play a critical role in making incredible things possible for our global community.”

Canva, which launched in 2013, says the UK has double the percentage of small business users than anywhere else....