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Canvas is a different way of thinking, backed by a team of over 1,100 Instructure employees globally - with a shared dream of using the latest advances in technology to change the world of education for the better.


Instructure Quick Facts

  • Founded in 2008
  • Launched Canvas in 2011
  • Launched Canvas Network in 2012
  • 1,100+ employees
  • Used by more than 3,000 universities, school districts, and institutions around the world
  • Selected by Cisco Networking Academy to power “the world’s largest classroom”
  • Investors include Bessemer Venture Partners, OpenView Venture Partners, Insight Venture Partners, and EPIC Ventures


Heather Kane

Managing Director, International Markets

Heather joined Instructure in 2010 as the company’s eighth employee. Since then, she’s been the engine of the sales team, signing the first major account and sparking rapid adoption of Canvas throughout her sales territory. Heather is driven by her unwavering belief that Canvas is the best learning platform-and by massive, massive quantities of Diet Coke. Really. Our facilities team can barely keep up.

Before coming to Instructure, Heather worked for several successful startups, including one she founded herself. She studied business at Brigham Young University and the University of Utah.

Troy Martin

Director, Asia Pacific Sales

Troy joined Instructure in 2014 to steer the rapid adoption of Canvas in the Asia Pacific region. Spending more time in airport lounges than in either the Sydney or Hong Kong office, Troy is passionate about helping institutions benefit from adopting Canvas as their learning platform. With a background as an entrepreneur and founder of multiple start-ups in digital publishing, media and eCommerce, Troy unwinds with yet more international travel. You may recognise him from your local airport - he’s the guy with Canvas stickers all over his ski bag.

Rick Hansen

Director, Customer Success, Asia Pacific

Rick joined Instructure back in 2012. As Manager of the Higher Ed Customer Success team he figuratively went to the ends of the earth to help customers realise the full potential of Canvas. In 2014 he literally moved to an end of the earth by relocating to Australia to head up Customer Success operations for Asia Pacific. When he’s not chasing kangaroos or trying crocodile pizza you will find him working with our customers to make their Canvas experience an awesome one. Rick earned a BA from Brigham Young University and an MBA from the University of Utah (where he actually used Canvas as a student).

Contact us

Canvas by Instructure,
18/F, Tower 535,
535 Jaffe Road, Causeway Bay,
Hong Kong
+800 906 129

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