On Tuesday, InVision, a design collaboration platform has raised $45 million in Series C funding led by Accel along with existing investors FirstMark Capital and Tiger Global Management.
Launched in 2011, Invision is a prototyping tool that boasts clients like Uber, Twitter and Airbnb. It allows designers to upload their work to the system, include animations and connective fiber to various screens and immediately share an active prototype with other parts of their team and also to a group of beta users. Till date the company has grown up to see more than 500 enterprise customers ranging from 100 seats per company to 1200 seats per company with more than 3,000 new user sign-ups every day.
“Design is becoming a critical function in today’s technology organizations. Having the systems in place to collaborate around creativity will drive great teams in the years to come. InVision is clearly the standard in this regard,” said Vas Natarajan, partner at Accel.
“Design has become widely recognized as a disruptive force in almost every category. Design is no longer an ingredient that gets added once everything else has been figured out. For the rising class of product-driven companies, design has become the new language of business,” said CEO and co-founder of InVision.
With the new funds, the company plans to support the growing sales efforts of InVision. It intends to bring out more social and collaboration tools to its users, expanding the scope of the product.
“We want to go beyond the basic prototype to allow people from every department of an organization to find value in InVision. Maybe that means sharing 20 different logos around the company or perhaps that means that the marketing department can mark up and collaborate around a series of photos for an upcoming campaign,” said Valberg.
Since its inception, InVision has raised a total of $80.2 million.