Mahesh Muralidhar (Canva)

Jan 31, 2017, 5:00 – 8:00 AM

GridAKL, 101 Pakenham Street West, Auckland, 1010

Mahesh leads People Operations at Canva. Canva was recognised as Australia's coolest tech firm in 2015 and is Australia's fastest growing startup. They're currently in hyper-growth mode, with 18 million users and over 100 team members and are barely three years old! Mahesh will be chatting through the Canva story, hiring in startup land and thinking about employee experience as a product.

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About this event

Canva is transforming the way the world designs and creates content with their amazingly simple graphic design software.

They're currently in hyper-growth mode, with 18 million users and over 100 team members and are barely three years old!

More than 40,000 people sign up to Canva every day and two designs are created every second. Backed by leading US investors, Canva is recognised as Australia's fastest growing startup, and they're hitting the road to tell their story and inspire others across New Zealand.

Mahesh Muralidhar leads People Operations at Canva. Mahesh kicked off his career in Auckland in talent acquisition. He has had the opportunity to work across US, Tokyo, India, NZ and Australia. Post his MBA he worked in strategy consulting, worked in strategy roles in consulting an in-house and then bootstrapped his own startup in the talent space. Post exit, he has joined Canva to make it the best place in the world to work.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
5:00 AM – 8:00 AM UTC


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