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Online infographic creation tool Piktochart earned USD200k in revenue since March

Piktochart, a Malaysia-based startup with an online infographic creation tool, has announced today at the Open Web Asia 2012 conference in Hainan, China that it has earned USD200k in revenue from March 2012 to now.

According to co-founder and CEO Goh Ai Ching, almost all of Piktochart’s revenue comes from its premium accounts. The startup has been cash flow positive since June this year.

Since bursting onto the tech scene in July 2011 through Chinaccelerator, where they received USD30k in equity seed funding and mentorship, the company has quickly ticked off a list of accomplishments. 

It launched an open beta version in November 2011, then scored fifth place at Startups in Asia and won first prize at GIST, a Malaysian startup bootcamp. It had around 2,000 signups and 4 team members in March, but it has since grown to 100,000 signups and a team of ten by November 2012. The company also unveiled premium versions of its tool, which enables more themes, image uploads, and customizations.

At this moment, the team is busy working on version two of its web app. One key new feature is interactive infographics, which will allow readers to customize what they want to see. Users will also be able to insert links and monitor how readers behave.

Piktochart is co-founded by CTO Andrea Zaggia. Besides funding from Chinaccelarator, it received a USD140k grant from the Malaysia government’s Cradle Fund. It boasts users such as Harvard University, Red Bull, Deloitte, and Marriot.

The company is part of a wave of startups that are trying to make infographics easy to create. Other web apps of the sort include Visual.ly, Creately, and Infogram (full list).



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