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Abstract is a company that develops a software platform for designers who create, share, and work together on ideas and products. The platform allows designers to upload, manage and grant other users permission to view and edit digital design documents, images and related material, as well as managing changes, keeping everyone informed, etc.

HQSan Francisco, US

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Employees (est.) (Mar 2020)145(+7%)

Key People/Management at Abstract

Josh Brewer

Josh Brewer

Co-Founder, CEO
Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

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Abstract Office Locations

Abstract has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
255 Golden Gate Ave
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Abstract Financials and Metrics

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Abstract total Funding

$54.2 m

Abstract latest funding size

$30 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Abstract investors

Abstract's latest funding round in March 2019 was reported to be $30 m. In total, Abstract has raised $54.2 m
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Abstract Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Flawless AppFebruary 10, 2020

Abstract Online and Social Media Presence

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Abstract Blogs

How to lead a 100% remote design team

Illustration by Daina Lightfoot As more and more workers around the world are being sent home to work amidst a global pandemic, some design leaders are struggling to navigate uncharted territory: leading a 100% remote design team.  If you’ve never led a remote team before, you’re likely trying to fi…

How to prove the value of Design to your CEO

Illustration by Daina Lightfoot A McKinsey study of 1,700 companies, which included interviews with 200 senior design leaders and 100 CEOs, recently revealed that “66% of CEOs couldn’t say what their CDO (Chief Design Officer) actually did, or how that success should be measured.”  We reached out to…

On design exercises, creativity vs. structure, and more

On Design Twitter, no conversation is ever really over. We see the same topics come up time and again. Designers are extremely passionate about the tools, processes, and thinking behind their work. And with the user always top of mind, they’re taught to follow curiosity and ask questions. So it’s n…

How Cisco built an enterprise global design system

Scrappy and grassroots aren’t the words you might expect to describe something built by Cisco, one of the world’s largest IT companies, with more than 70,000 employees. But that’s how Kevin Smith describes developing Momentum, the design system that provides a cohesive experience across Cisco’s col…

How to avoid 5 of the most common design system mistakes

Illustration by Alden Spence Ever wish you could get a do-over — or at least learn about the most common mistakes before trying your hand at something new? When it comes to charting new territory — which is usually the case in establishing a design system — you’ll often hear that you’ve just gotta s…

Flawless App joins Abstract

Illustration by Daina Lightfoot Illustration by Daina Lightfoot This post appeared first on www.abstract.com
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Abstract Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Abstract founded?

    Abstract was founded in 2015.

  • Who are Abstract key executives?

    Abstract's key executives are Josh Brewer and Kevin Smith.

  • How many employees does Abstract have?

    Abstract has 145 employees.

  • Who are Abstract competitors?

    Competitors of Abstract include Deepnote, Skyfish and Meeco.

  • Where is Abstract headquarters?

    Abstract headquarters is located at 255 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco.

  • Where are Abstract offices?

    Abstract has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Abstract have?

    Abstract has 1 office.