Prezi Acquires Latvia Based DataViz Company Infogram
- by Saida Ayupova
Prezi, the visual presentation platform that helps people connect more powerfully with their audiences and customers, announced on May 16th its acquisition of Infogram, a web-based data visualization company. Infogram specializes in charts and infographics for customers who need to quickly and effectively convey complex ideas.
This is Prezi’s first acquisition. Peter Arvai, Prezi’s CEO and co-founder, commented on the news: “Prezi was inspired to unite with Infogram because of our shared mission to help people make better decisions by providing more effective tools for visual communication. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the data that backs it up makes it credible. And without a story, data falls flat in effectiveness.”
Mikko Järvenpää, Infogram’s CEO, added: “Joining forces with Prezi means our mission to bring beautiful and informative infographics and other data visualization technologies to more users will happen even faster. With Prezi, we will continue our work as a world leader in data visualization to create more powerful, delightful and useful products than ever before.”
Founded in 2012 and based in Latvia, Infogram has exploded in popularity and emerged as an innovator in the area of data visualization and has over 3 million users, who have created over 5 million charts and infographics that have been viewed over 1.5 billion times. Infogram conveniently offers multiple data import options. Users can create a variety of charts, maps, and infographics by simply uploading a file, connecting to various cloud services, or taking advantage of Infogram’s API.