The Australian Export Awards recognise the achievements of Australian businesses and their contribution to the Australian economy.
Adding to its list of recent accolades, last night Envato was named Australian Exporter of the Year for 2016, as well as receiving top spot in the Digital Technologies category.
The Australian Export Awards recognise the achievements of Australian businesses and their contribution to the Australian economy. In October Envato was awarded the state-level Digital Technologies Award at the Governor of Victoria Export Awards. Executive Director and co-founder Cyan Ta'eed collected the Victorian Woman in International Business Award the same night.
Director and Co-founder Vahid Ta'eed accepted the awards on behalf of Envato at the ceremony last night, which was attended by business leaders and government officials. In his acceptance speech, he talked of his pride to be part of an Australian company excelling on an international level. Envato's global community of online sellers has earned half a billion dollars to date.
"That community of sellers all over the world is our backbone and we always try to make decisions with their best interests in mind. This win-win approach has helped us create a platform where those sellers have earned half a billion dollars. They use that money to buy their first car, their first house, to fund a trip, or simply to live - doing something they love - making music, designing images, shooting video," said Vahid Ta'eed, Director and Co-founder.
Ta'eed described Envato as an 'overnight success' that has taken 10 years to build. From humble beginnings, with one Flash marketplace launched from a garage in 2006, Envato Market now comprises seven marketplaces with over 9 million digital items from stock photography and video to web templates and code. The Envato community is made up of 7 million people from over 150 countries and the majority of its revenue comes from outside of Australia.
The latest product launched this year is Envato Elements, a subscription-based service for designers and marketers with assets contributed by a global community of digital creatives.