As 99designs turns 10, CEO Patrick Llewellyn plans for an Australian IPO

Crowdsourced design marketplace 99designs launched 10 years ago this week, so I talked to CEO Patrick Llewellyn (who joined in 2009) about the anniversary, and where the company goes from here.

Turns out Llewellyn and the official 99designs headquarters both relocated back to Melbourne recently, a move that’s intended to lay the groundwork for 99designs to go public on the Australian Securities Exchange.Llewellyn explained that the ASX has reporting requirements that are “less onerous” than listing in America, and it offers the ability to go public while still being relatively small s...