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Startup Grind Melbourne Hosts Patrick Llewellyn (Founder // 99Designs)
Patrick Llewellyn, 99Designs
Patrick Llewellyn joined 99designs, the world’s largest graphic design marketplace, in 2009 after a decade advising Australian technology and media companies at NexTec Strategic Capital. In 2010 he moved to San Francisco to open a U.S. office and oversee U.S. and international expansion. Shortly after being appointed CEO in January 2011, Llewellyn guided 99designs to a $35 million first-round capital investment led by Accel Partners (Facebook, Dropbox, Etsy). He has since launched 99designs’ European headquarters in Berlin as well as localized-language sites in Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Latin America, and has grown the company from a handful of staff to more than 80 in San Francisco, Melbourne, Berlin, Paris and London. To date, 99designs has hosted more than 210,000 graphic design contests and paid out more than $50 million to its community of 220,000 designers around the world. About 99designs 99designs is the world’s largest online graphic design marketplace, connecting businesses looking for design work with more than 220,000 graphic designers from 192 countries around the world. Businesses can source graphic design work quickly and affordably by launching design contests to the community, working 1-on-1 with individual designers, or purchasing design templates from 99designs’ readymade logo store. The company was co-founded by serial entrepreneurs Mark Harbottle and Matt Mickiewicz (SitePoint, Flippa), and is backed by Accel Partners and angel investors Michael Dearing (eBay, Harrison Metal), Dave Goldberg (Survey Monkey), Stewart Butterfield (Flickr, Tiny Speck) and Anthony Casalena (Squarespace). To learn more about 99designs visit 99designs.com.au.
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6:00 Networking and Food
7:00 Fireside Chat
Hosted By Chris Joannou, Director of Startup Grind Melbourne
Chris is a serial entrepreneur with businesses in everything from Tech to Skateboards. CEO and Founder of DreamPushers showcasing startups and visionaries, and Perceptar a live mobile to mobile video application. Outside of Tech he runs an ‘innovative private label’ food and beverage business that primarily imports for the Retail and Foodservice markets within the Asia-Pacific.
Email: Chris@startupgrind.com | Twitter: @DreamPushers
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99Designs – Design Marketplace // Proudly Supports Startup Grind Melbourne!
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What is Startup Grind?
Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 40 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead. For more information visit StartupGrind.com or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.