Yesterday 99designs launched in Canada.
Launched in Canada? Haven't Canadians been using 99designs to source professional logos, web, and other graphic design work for years.
But the world’s largest online marketplace for crowdsourcing graphic design services is now making it easier than ever for Canadians to use their service. As part of yesterday's announcement you'll now find 99designs with a new .CA domain name, toll-free support in Canada, and you can pay with your loonies without being hit with FX fees on your credit card.
99designs was co-founded by Canadian Matt Mickiewicz in 2008. Earlier this year the company raised $35 million in funding led by Accel Partners. Strategic angel investors also participated in the round including Vancouver-based Flickr founder Stewart Butterfield.
“As a Canadian, it’s an honour to launch 99designs.ca and help small businesses across the country achieve unprecedented value for their design dollar,” said Mickiewicz. “Our site dramatically cuts design costs from thousands to hundreds of dollars. We’re so confident that businesses will find the perfect design that we even have a 100% money back guarantee.”
99designs is also celebrating the launch of its 99,999th design contest with a fund to give back to design students. The $99,999 fund will award 1,010 $99 bonus payments to students on top of every contest prize won beginning today — until the pool runs dry.