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Canva Alternatives: Graphic Design made accessible

Graphic: puresolution/ After raising an additional $85M in capital, Canva, the Australian-based design tool platform, has increased its valuation to $3.2bn, up 28% in 5 months. Accessible to the masses, Canva leverages an easy-to-use interface and toolkit to make professional marketing collateral and social media material readily available to anyone, regardless of design skills or…

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Cyndx Index: The world is on fire: who is investing in renewable energy?

Graphic: Vadim Sadovski / Last week’s attacks on Saudi Arabia oil facilities sparked the biggest jump ever in Brent crude futures and hand-wringing about fallout on the global economy. They also underlined the sad fact that the world isn’t doing enough to reduce fossil fuel dependence. Hundreds of thousands of young people from 150 countries took to the streets Friday for the Climate…

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SpaceIQ is a technology and software company that aims to improve efficiency in workplaces, by letting users manage space and real-estate. In recent light of WeWork’s acquisition of SpaceIQ, we wanted to know what the funding landscape and competitors in the workplace software sector looked like. To do this, we used Cyndx Finder to run…

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Digital learning and education technology has been booming recently, with firms planning . A new trend, edutainment, combines the potency of entertainment with the of education. The melange of both creates a more interactive and accessible landscape for children and adults to learn in a less tedious manner. Using Cyndx, we run a concept search…

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Netflix alternatives

Graphic:Studio888/Shutterstock On-demand content has boomed in recent years. Video on demand (VOD) has perturbed the media industry, offering an alternative to the traditional cable access. As a result, the advertising and entertainment industries had to react to combat this personalized, and leisure-driven, form of entertainment. Now, many major entertainment providers are trying to capture a…

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A brief Nintendo history

Graphic:EVZ/Shutterstock Nintendo, the Japanese multinational electronics company, announced earlier the redesigned Switch, called Switch Lite, that is designed to be played exclusively on-the-go. Analysts, and gamers alike, are worried that the Switch will mark the death knell the Nintendo 3DS however, Nintendo states it will continue support for the 3DS family of systems. Check out…

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Alternative Meat Market

Graphic: Lightspring/Shutterstock Global sustainability, and most specifically food sustainability, has been increasingly spoken about in the last several months. With Beyond Meat’s successful IPO (with a share price nearly 200% its opening value in just under 2 months), markets are hot to discover the next impactful entry into the Alternative Meat, or food, industry. Some…

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