Montreal based Plotly, a data science platform that organizes data graphs for Google, NASA and U.S Air Force, has raised $5.5 million in series A funding. The investment was led by MHS Capital, Siemens Venture Capital, Rho Ventures, real ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank.
The company will use the funding to scale its engineering and sales team. The two year old startup allows users to take data from spreadsheets and script files and plot it in a graph. Also, it enables them to share that graph and lets others to see the data that used into creating that graph.
“Making beautiful, interactive graphs and sharing them online has only been possible if you’re a developer,” said Plotly’s Co-Founder Jack Parmer. “We’re changing that by giving anyone with an Internet connection world-class graphing and statistical tools.”
As per a VB report, the company will soon introduce interactive 2D and 3D maps, automatic updates user databases, and easy to customize dashboards that fetch and update data for data analysis and visualization.
The two other San Francisco-based data science companies – Domino Data Lab and Sense also use similar softwares, but Plotly brings a more social twist.