Piktochart is a web-based infographic application which allows users without intensive experience as graphic designers to easily create infographics and visuals using themed templates.
In March 2012, the first iteration of Piktochart was launched by co-founders, Goh Ai Ching and Andrea Zaggia in Penang, Malaysia. By the end of the same year, Piktochart grew its user base to more than 170,000 users and received a $140,000 grant from the Malaysian government’s Cradle Fund, as well as announcing that it had raised seed funding from a number of investors.
Its userbase grew with the addition of new formats such as reports, banners and presentations which resulted in more than 3 million users in mid-2015. Piktochart is described by Forbes Magazine as an infographic tool for “the graphically challenged,” or for those who are simply in a time-crunch.
As of 2018, Piktochart has been used by more than 11 million people worldwide and has grown to become a semi-distributed team of 53 team members with the office based in Penang.
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