Twitterize Creator Visually Scores $2 Million in Seed Funding
The site that aims to visualize everything (with infographics) has acquired a new round of funds.
This beautiful Steve Jobs infographic is a great example of what the site can do, either in-house or by another party.
When Visually launched earlier this year, users were given the chance to Twitterize their Twitter accounts; in essence, they could enter two usernames for a side-by-side comparison of their traits, social status, following to follower ratio, and more.
The $2 million in new seed funds is led by Crosslink Capital, SoftTech and 500 Startups, TechCrunch reports. Giza Ventures, Mark Goines, Josh James, Naval Ravikant, Kapor Capital, and other angel investors are also on board.
With 26,000 users signed on for the upcoming beta, more than 300,000 infographics created since the site's launch, and more than one million monthly pageviews, Visually is doing quite well.
According to TechCrunch, several major media companies – including the Wall Street Journal, CNNMoney, and – have already partnered with Visually to take advantage of its services.
TechCrunch quoted Stew Langille, co-founder of Visually, who said, “We are defining a new space — allowing users to create sexy, high impact data visualizations. Right now there are some companies in the business intelligence space like Palantir, Tableau, and Many Eyes from IBM (NYSE: IBM). We approach the market from a different angle but some may see them as potential competitors.”
Visually plans to use the seed funds to increase its development team and to hire new data visualization specialists.
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