We’ve finally arrived at our huge milestone of reaching 5 million users and at the same time celebrating our 4th birthday in April 2016! The world mosaic above represents our brand’s milestone today with a global network of users from 184 countries all around the world!
Check out what else that is happening during this celebration:
Follow us on Instagram (@Piktochart) and take a walk down memory lane over the past 4 years with #PiktoTurns4Throwback dedicated posts for 12-days from April 4th to 15th. We’ll be sharing some of our best memories with you, so follow us and get an inside look on our humble beginnings and journey so far.
On Twitter, we’ll be featuring a Piktochart user and how they use our tool daily from April 4th to April 15th. Follow us on Twitter and be inspired by the stories of our Piktochart users!
Our Story So Far
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.
We launch the first beta flash version of Piktochart.
Tech In Asia
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.
PiktoTrip #1. Piktochart family goes to a neighboring island, Langkawi.
(Cool photos still ornament our office walls)
The real growth starts. 170,000 users & 9 full-time members. We move to a bigger space.
Unique Pikto-Home is our first office - also the place where we get a lil’ too addicted to board games.
We changed the menu layout to horizontal instead of vertical and some people don’t like it ;)
300,000 users. 14 employees.
We move to yet a bigger a office.
This time with breathtaking sea and mountain views of our beloved home, Penang.
400,000 users. 16 employees.
PiktoTrip #2. Piktochart family goes on a cruise to the 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 Piktochart Editor v4, the new UI we are using until now
We’re starting to offer free icons to all our users!
The 1st ever office foosball tournament is held at Piktochart HQ.
Head of Customer Delight, Zen, takes home the trophy.
Piktochart family packs and goes to South Korea to eat kimchi
and find inspiration in the historic palaces.
Downtime bear becomes a full-time employee, making it the first superhuman creature in the office.
Struggling occasionally with midlife crisis, he is here if you need a hug.
1,906,000 users and over 20,000 paying customers. 33 employees..
2nd office foosball tournament takes place (with a bigger, better foosball table).
Head of Customer Delight, Zen, officially holds the reigning champion title.
PiktoBand is formed and jam sessions become a thing.
Employees are hired based on their musical skills (just kidding!)
3,000,000 users and still growing. 40 employees.
PiktoTrip #4. Piktochart family packs and goes to Melbourne,
Australia to meet famous drop bears and wallabies.