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Fridtjof Detzner, Christian Springub & Matthias Henze of Jimdo

Jimdo Can Turn Anyone into a Website Developer                                          

When Germany natives Fridtjof Detzner and Christian Springub were teenagers, they began building websites for individuals and businesses. From there, it dawned on them: Why not figure out a way for clients to update and create sites themselves, minus the next-to-impossible coding part? In 2007, Jimdo was born.

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Figma CEO Dylan Field on Cloud Computing and Design

Initially released on February 19, 1990, Adobe’s Photoshop has long been the doyen of design. However, after nearly 30 years, Photoshop’s licensing model is being challenged by several startups looking to democratize the design industry and make it easier for all people, and not just professionals, to create. One such startup is San Francisco-based Figma. Founded in 2012 by Dylan Field and Evan Wallace, the open design platform—which just raised a $25 million Series B—features a cloud-based screen design tool, which helps teams achieve a shared understanding around design without worrying about syncing, exporting or installing software. We recently caught up with Field to talk about how the cloud has made life easier for designers.

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