Kittl Raises €10.8 Million in Series A  

by Kay Aloha Villamor in January 31st, 2023

Kittl (previously Heritage Type), a Berlin, Germany-based intuitive design platform for creators, raised €10.8 million in Series A funding.

The round was led by Left Lane Capital, with participation from Speed Invest, angel investors Des Traynor (Intercom Co-Founder), Shaan Puri (former Bebo CEO), and product leaders from Calm, Amazon, and Instagram.

The proceeds will be deployed toward growing its tech and product teams to develop its tools further. 

“Creating advanced designs can be a long and painful process,” says co-founder and CEO Nicolas Heymann. “With Kittl, we help you to design stunning graphics with magic tools that empower your creative process.”

The German company started as Heritage Type, they rebranded and launched the Kittl platform in January 2022. With the new platform, the company aims to compete against the likes of Canva and Adobe. 

Since its inception, users have created more than 1 million designs through the platform. 

Company: HTC Heritage Type GmbH

Raised: €10.8M

Round: Series A

Funding Month: January 2023

Lead Investors: Left Lane Capital

Additional Investors: Speed Invest, Speed Invest, Shaan Puri, and product leaders from Calm, Amazon, and Instagram

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Software Category: Design Creation Platform

About the Company: Founded in 2020 by Nicolas Heymann and Tobias Saul, Kittl is a design platform that makes complex design processes more accessible and faster. Kittl web-based tools help users easily make distinctive logos, t-shirts, posters, labels, and cards. Users can choose from thousands of ready-made templates before customizing them with easy-to-use tools. Since its launch in 2022, over 1,000,000 designs have been created. The platform aims to allow anyone to turn their graphical vision into usable digital assets. 



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