Datamatic’s founder, Jaroslav Benc, has created a platform for publishers to explore, customise and share professionally crafted data visualisations.
Benc felt that you should be able to make, publish and interact with data – even if you’re not a developer or designer. With funding from the DNI, he was able to realise this vision, launching Datamatic Store. The templating tool makes it easy to pull data to visualise an idea, allowing publishers to create data visualisations without a big team and budget.
Datamatic has been well received by the publishers that use it and has been particularly commended for how easy it is to use.
Datamatic is a one – man project, and Benc, based in the Czech Republic, says the support from the DNI was invaluable in getting his product out there. As a programmer, making the leap into setting up a business was a new experience. “Exposure to DNI opens many doors not possible without it”, says Benc, who credited the DNI’s framework in helping him scale his project.
Starting small, Benc has learned to think and operate big, single–handedly creating a product that can be sold to a large market.
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