Visual.ly raises $2M to make your data pretty and interesting
Infographics website startup Visual.ly has just accomplished the impressive goal of raising $2M in venture capital. It could just be proof that the dot-com bubble isn’t gone yet, or (more likely) proof that the “Next Big Thing” could be visualization.
“There are no tools for this type of thing. People are either creating really bad-looking visuals using Microsoft Applications [such as the native Windows app MS Paint] or they’re hiring a graphic designer, which takes time and money — it’s a hassle,” Visual.ly co-founder and CEO Stew Langille told VentureBeat. “So, we’re trying to create a tool that we can license out to the industry.”