San Francisco, Calif. — Visual.ly, a platform that enables users to explore the visualization of data, opened their beta version Wednesday to the public.
Founders Stewart Langille and Lee Sherman previously offered a private beta version that hosted over 60,000 members with 7,500 Twitter followers. Now as a public version, the company hopes to increase their user base.
“We knew we were onto something big, having seen the power of data visualization work so dramatically across the Web,” said Stew Langille, co-founder and CEO of Visual.ly. “Three months in, we’ve gotten more validation than we could have imagined, and an A-list group of partners that shows we’re the real deal.”
The platform enables it users to upload and download infographics, and could potentially be an easier alternative than PhotoShop, Tableau and Illustrator, AllThingsD wrote.
Visual.ly is now raising an initial round of funding.
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