As CEO of Canva, Melanie raised one of Australia's most significant early-stage investment rounds. Since its inception in August 2013, the online design and publishing tool has seen a steady surge in usage - propelling millions towards achieving their aspirations with stylish resume designs, effective marketing materials and captivating social media graphics. With her leadership at the helm of such an innovative platform, Melanie has been able to make a global impact by equipping individuals from every corner of the world with powerful tools for success.
Melanie created her initial company, Fusion Books - an online design system for schools to manufacture their yearbooks. This venture has since become the largest yearbook publisher in Australia and recently broadened its reach into France and New Zealand.