Design Is Eating the World; A16Z & Freestyle Invest In the Business Value of Design

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UXPin is proud to announce that Andreessen/Horowitz, Freestyle Capital, IDG Ventures, Gil Penchina, Innovation Nest and other great investors have joined UXPin in their mission of changing the design industry. UXPin raised $1.6M seed round in Silicon Valley.

We are reaching the tipping point where design has become synonymous with brand. Companies are investing more in design. UXPin is the best platform out there to help companies collaborate on design across many departments. / Joyce Kim, Freestyle Capital

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UXPin, the company attacking a multi-billion dollar design market with a viral collaborative service helping design winning user experience, closed the $1.6M round with the best investors in the world.

Significant round led by Freestyle Capital and Gil Penchina (investor in e.g. LinkedIn and Paypal) is one of many signs of the growing importance of the design.

3.4 million UX Designer Jobs in the US. UX Designer as number 12 of 100 best jobs in USA. Web Design market cap exceeds $20B... Out of all those numbers, facts and trends comes a simple need, common to all UX Designers - what is THE app for unified Design?

Before UXPin, designers used tools that resembled taking three right turns instead of one left - we have built a platform that simplifies their work and makes it easier for designers to collaborate with other team members.

Many people have joined UXPin vision. Today, the company have customers like Microsoft, Sony, Ogilvy, NBC, USA Today. After $1.6M seed round UXPin's investors consist of: a16z, Freestyle Capital, IDG Ventures, Mansour Salame (Band of Angels), Innovation Nest and a vast number of Angel Investors, e.g. Gil Penchina (investor in LinkedIn, PayPall, former VP of eBay), Eric Ries (author of "The Lean Startup"), Jeff Huber (SVP of Google), Joshua Schachter (founder of Delicious), Julia Popowitz (former DGC at Facebook).

With the trust of the most important people in the industry, UXPin aims at changing the whole field of digital design. They claim that democratization of the design is what the world needs.

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