Courtesy of Figma
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    Cofounder and CEO
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In 2012 Dylan Field dropped out of Brown University to become a Thiel Fellow, participating in a $100,000 grant program that gives college entrepreneurs the opportunity to build their companies. He created a web-based graphic design platform, Figma, which has since become a go-to design tool for teams at a range of firms around the world. Field reportedly became a billionaire about a decade after founding Figma: In September 2022 Adobe acquired the company for $20 billion—bolstering his net worth beyond $2 billion in one of the year’s largest mergers. Figma became a cult favorite among product teams for its collaboration-forward features, allowing users to virtually whiteboard, iterate, and test within the web-based platform. The plan is for Figma to remain independent within Adobe, and the effect of this on users remains unknown.       Follow: Twitter