Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evangelist, Canva

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Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphics-design service, trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation, author, and executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple.

Guy’s first tech job was at Apple. When Guy saw what a Macintosh could do, the clouds parted and the angels started singing. For four years Guy evangelized Macintosh to developers. Then, around 1987, Guy started a Macintosh database company called ACIUS. Guy ran ACIUS for two years and then left to pursue his bliss of writing, speaking, and consulting. He wrote for MacUser, Macworld, and Forbes.

In 1989, Guy co-founded another software company called Fog City Software and then in 1995, Guy returned to Apple as an Apple fellow.

In 1997, Guy left Apple to start an angel investor matchmaking service called with Craig Johnson of Venture Law Group and Rich Karlgaard of Forbes.

In 2004, Guy co-founded another company that created a website called Alltop–for “all the topics.”

In 2013, Guy became a special advisor to the CEO of the Motorola division of Google. In 2014, Guy resurrected the title “chief evangelist” and joined a Sydney-based company called Canva.

In 2015 Guy was appointed to the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation.

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