Rapid growth, a huge user base, and capturing the market from an industry giant is what tech startup founders dream of. This is also the story of Figma, a cloud-based platform for developing websites, apps, logos, or just about any software created by the revolutionary Dylan. Field and Evan Wallace.
Dubbed the “Google Design Docs” for its flexible simplicity, Figma allows product, user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) design teams to collaborate, edit and comment on projects in real time.
Corporate design has exploded in the last 10 years and Figma’s success in stealing the market from Adobe – the aforementioned Goliath – this is just one of the reasons why we are thrilled to have Dylan Field, co-founder and CEO of Figma, join us on stage at TechCrunch Disruption in San Francisco October 18-20.
Think about it: Field was only 20 years old when he launched Figma in 2012, and the product went public in 2016. April 2020 and May 2021, Figma Score Up from a $2 billion valuation to $10 billion. Around 4 million people use Figma, including big tech companies like Dropbox, Rakuten, Slack, Twitter, and Volvo.
We’ll be sure to speak with Field about Figma’s remarkable growth and how the nature of design work has changed since he co-founded Figma in 2012. his evolution as a leader.
Figma places great value on inclusivity, creativity and fun – these values are at the heart of the company’s culture. We ask how he developed the skills needed to build a company people really want to work for and why those values are important.
Field studied computer science and mathematics at Brown University, where he and co-founder Evan Wallace first began experimenting with design tools built for (and for) the web. They started Figma with the financial support of a Thiel scholarship. Before joining Figma, Field interned at O’Reilly Media, LinkedIn, and Flipboard.
Don’t miss an engaging chat with Dylan Field about business growth, leadership evolution, and why maintaining a company culture that promotes inclusion, creativity, and fun is key to Figma’s continued success.
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