The idea is born in Penang, Malaysia. Ching and Andrea decide to give it a try. 4 employees working out of a warehouse.
We go to Chinaccelerator leaving two designers (See Mei and Tiff) alone for the first time.
The MVP is done. We fly back with a couple of press mentions from China.
The first paid product is finished. 3 paying customers on the first day. We pitch at Tech In Asia’s first Startup Asia competition. We are 8 in total.
The hockey-stick curve starts after an AppSumo promotion.
The Piktochart family goes to a neighboring island, Langkawi. (Cool photos still ornament our office walls)
170,000 Visual Heroes & 9 full-time members. We move to a bigger space. Unique Pikto-Home is our first office.
We change the menu layout to horizontal instead of vertical and some people don’t like it ;)
300,000 Visual Heroes. 14 employees.
We move to a bigger office. This time with breathtaking sea and mountain views of our beloved home, Penang.
400,000 Visual Heroes. 16 employees.
The Piktochart family goes on a cruise to Thailand and the neighbouring island Phuket.
We hold the first WebCamp in our Pikto office, a networking event for the startup community and entrepreneurs of Penang.
There’s more to Piktochart than infographics! And so we launch other formats: reports, banners, presentations.
We launch the 4th version of our Pikto editor.
We start to offer free icons to all our users! The 1st ever office foosball tournament is held at Piktochart HQ.
The Piktochart family packs and goes to South Korea to eat kimchi and find inspiration in the historic palaces.
Our Hopeful values are born: Humble, Open-up, Passionate, Excellent, Fun, User-focused and Love.
Bianca Hadzic from Books Over Bombs uses Piktochart to inspire young people to help educate Syrian refugee children.
1,906,000 Visual Heroes and over 20,000 paying customers. 33 employees.
PiktoBand is formed as we embrace F for Fun (from our HOPEFUL values) and jam sessions become a thing.
3,000,000 Visual Heroes and still growing. 40 employees.
We pack again and fly to Melbourne, Australia to meet our users face to face during our first company-wide PiktoTour.
We become a semi-distributed company. New remote team members join our marketing and customer delight teams.
Johanna Morley from Aussie Mum Network uses Piktochart to create graphics for one of Australia’s largest websites for moms.
We introduce Core, Labs, Growth and Data Teams to drive future product development and data insights.
Visuals are now protected with a password and can be shared only with a chosen audience.
At this point our PiktoTour event has been hosted in 17 different countries and has had 600+ attendees!
55 employees, 10 working remotely. Together we speak 21 languages. 5 Pikto Babies join our family.
We pack our snorkeling gear and head off to explore transparent waters of Kandooma Island, Maldives.
Deirdre Breakenridge, a PR professional and CEO uses Piktochart to promote new episodes of her Women Worldwide podcast.
Users can now store and easily access their visuals from one Dashboard that encompasses all formats.
Monday Morning Meeting becomes Monday Afternoon Meeting so that remote folks can join in real time.
Thanks to Presidential elections and visuals created about them, our website receives the highest amount of traffic since 2014.
2016 finishes with 7.5M registered Visual Heroes and 17M beautiful visuals created in our editor. Woohoo!
Employees give each other points via a recognition platform called Kudos. $21,000 goes to charities.
Two wildly talented product managers join our team in Penang to drive new product development.
Template customization reaches another level. Users can now change colors with one simple click!
Users can enjoy Flyers, the versatile and colorful new addition to Printables.
We open up a platform for our users to network and mingle: The Piktochart Slack Community.
Eymen Gamha, a media project manager from Tunisia, uses Piktochart to introduce journalists to visual communication.
That time of the year when we pack our bags. This time, we head off to the flowery and exotic island of Bali, Indonesia.
Three new, cute Pikto Babies join our family.
Piktochart has been chosen to tell visual stories by over 10 million people! Thank you <3
$13,500 is donated via the Kudos recognition platform again.
What better way to kick 2018 off than with a brand new brand identity?
With the new logo and new website comes Piktochart for Teams, a smarter way to collaborate for visually-driven teams! First 5 seats are purchased.
We launch our first 10x content experience: 56 Inspirational Event Flyers + 25 Templates to Use.
We pack our bags again and head to Chiang Mai in Thailand to talk about our company vision and bond over a hearty bowl of Khao Soi.
We introduce direct access to thousands of royalty-free photos via Unsplash to make our user creations stand out more than ever.
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