Visual storytelling and data visualization leaders unite to catapult the future of communications at Prezi
2017 has been a phenomenal year for Prezi, the visual presentation platform that helps people connect more powerfully with their audiences and customers. The maker of Prezi AR has announced that it has acquired Infogram, a leading, 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 and financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Infogram has been recognized as the web’s favorite data visualization tool thanks to its simplicity, functionality and strong design aesthetic. Over 5 million infographics and charts viewed by over 50 million people every month are created using Infogram. It is most likely that the Riga-based data visualization company will be collaborating with Prezi’s latest offering — Prezi Next to create, deliver and track the performance of presentations in simple steps.
Prezi Next is a full-lifecycle presentation platform so everyone can easily create visually stunning presentations. It delivers presentations in a more natural and conversational way and analyzes their effectiveness.
Story + Data = The Future of Visual Communications
According to Peter Arvai, Prezi’s CEO and Co-founder, Prezi joined forces with the Latvian company because of the shared mission to help people make better decisions by providing more effective tools for visual communication. Arvai says, “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.”
Prezi is the presentation platform that helps you connect more powerfully with your audience and customers. Unlike slides, Prezi’s single, interactive canvas encourages conversation and collaboration, making your overall presentation more engaging, persuasive, and memorable.
“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,” said Mikko Järvenpää, Infogram’s CEO.
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.
Infogram Will Be Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Prezi
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.
Infogram 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. All that will now be available within Prezi.
Infogram will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Prezi and will remain in Latvia. Prezi will continue to invest in research and development of Infogram and will create a Data Visualization Center of Excellence in Latvia.
Adopted by a wide variety of customers, including media companies, key businesses, and educational institutions, Infogram is also the most successful Latvian startup. Prezi is the most successful startup that incubated in Hungary and bridged that success to create a global company with offices in San Francisco, Budapest and Mexico City.