Cloud-Based Presentation Software Company Prezi Raises $14 Million

Posted Dec 18, 2011

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software company that has raised $14 million in Series B funding led by Accel Partners and Sunstone Capital. Andrew Braccia of Accel will be joining the board at Prezi. Prezi is based in Budapest, Hungary and was started in 2009 by Adam Somlai-Fischer, Peter Halacsy, and Peter Arvai.

The service allows you to create storytelling visualization animated presentations without having to use any of PowerPoint’s cookie-cutter features. Some of the unique features include the ability to create movements within slides like pan left, zoom in to detail, zoom out to show a big picture, etc.

Prezi now has an iPad app, which allows users to create presentations as well. This app is currently on the top 10 free productivity apps on iTunes. Prezi has about 7 million registered users. Some of their users include the World Economic Forum, Stanford University, Facebook, IBM, and Google. TED Conferences had previously backed Prezi and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey is one of the company’s advisors.

Prezi Desktop is a service for offline editing and Prezi Meeting is for real-time collaboration.