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Guy Kawasaki is an outstanding entrepreneur, venture-capital pioneer and technology speaker. He is the chief evangelist of Canva and Apple veteran.
Apple veteran, entrepreneur, and venture-capital pioneer, technology speaker, Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva and former chief evangelist of Apple, as well as a trustee of the Wikimedia Foundation. Kawasaki is an executive fellow of the Haas School of Business (UC Berkeley), and adjunct professor of the University of New South Wales. He has a BA from Stanford University, an MBA from UCLA, and an honorary doctorate from Babson College.
As Apple’s chief evangelist in the mid-1980s, Guy Kawasaki helped developers take advantage of the Apple II’s revolutionary popularity. Practicing what he preached, Kawasaki then left Apple to launch ACIUS, a company that published database software for the Macintosh. ACIUS’s flagship product, 4th Dimension, is still in use. Additionally, he co-founded Fog City Software, creators of Emailer and LetterRip.
By 1995, Apple’s fortunes were flagging, and the company called upon Guy Kawasaki once more to rejuvenate its user base. He accomplished that in just two years, and in 1997 Kawasaki left again. Along with Craig Johnson and Rich Karlgaard, he started Garage.com, an angelinvestor matchmaking service. Now called Garage Technology Ventures, the company is a full-spectrum venture capital firm.
Above all, Guy Kawasaki’s successes at Apple had earned him a sterling reputation, and companies ranging from Google to Mercedes Benz have hired him as an ambassador. Currently, Kawasaki is Chief Evangelist at Canva, an online graphic design service.
Guy Kawasaki gives over fifty keynote speeches per year. His clients include Apple, Nike, Gartner, Audi, Google, Microsoft, and Breitling as well as dozens of trade associations. His topics include innovation, enchantment, social media, evangelism, and entrepreneurship.