Ottawa-based Creative Layer, a personalized print-on-demand platform for managing Shopify orders, proofs, fulfillment and team members, has raised C$3 million in financing. The round’s investors included Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke, Celtic House Venture Partners, former Shopify CTO Cody Fauser, Ramen Ventures founding partner Adam McNamara and Art Station founder Leonard Teo.
September 08, 2021
INTERNET, Everywhere/OTTAWA, Ontario–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Creative Layer, a global personalized print-on-demand platform for managing Shopify orders, proofs, fulfillment, and team members all in one place, today announced it has raised $3 million from Tobi Lütke, CEO of Shopify, Celtic House Venture Partners, as well as notable investors including Cody Fauser, former CTO of Shopify; Adam McNamara, former VP Product of Shopify, now Founding Partner at Ramen Ventures; and Leonard Teo, founder of Art Station (acquired by Epic Games).
“With the financing that Creative Layer received today, our team is focused on building the leading product personalization platform in the industry,” said Nazim Ahmed, Founder and CEO of Creative Layer. “We launched Creative Layer to make it easy for creators, entrepreneurs and brands to sell personalized products online while efficiently managing customer orders all within a single, easy-to-use platform. After my successful exit from Canvaspop in mid-July, I’m proud to say all our previous investors, and new ones, will be joining us for the Creative Layer journey.”
Thanks to a rise in consumer demand for bespoke, one-of-a-kind designs, the creator economy continues to grow, building new opportunities for tools that move the print-on-demand industry forward. Creative Layer’s cutting-edge technology aims to empower the next wave of entrepreneurs and creators to run their businesses with confidence while embracing increased demand. As the future of commerce and work evolves, Creative Layer contributes to the industry’s continued growth by putting powerful, easy-to-use tools right into the hands of entrepreneurs and their customers.
“Nazim and his team have deep domain expertise in the personalization space from their time building Canvaspop,” said David Adderley, Partner at Celtic House Venture Partners. “They are now democratizing the tools necessary for anyone to build businesses in this space, and we are thrilled to continue to support their mission.”
Today’s announcement follows the successful acquisition of Creative Layer’s sister company, Canvaspop – also founded by Ahmed – by H.I.G. and Circle Graphics.
For more information, visit https://creativelayer.com.
About Creative Layer
Creative Layer offers a simplified workflow for your personalized product business. The personalized print-on-demand platform helps anyone manage Shopify orders, proofs, fulfillment and team members all in one place. For more information, visit https://creativelayer.com.
About Celtic House Venture Partners
Drawing from its operational SMB SaaS expertise and its experience as one of Canada’s most active investors in technology and innovation, Celtic House collaborates with exceptional founding teams to build category-leading companies. Celtic House engages with emerging teams with strong track records and a data-driven mindset to apply new, cloud-based technologies to the evolving needs of businesses. These collective efforts have resulted in over 25 IPO and M&A transactions in the past 20 years. For more information, visit www.celtic.vc.