ICharts launched; Invitation code for premium beta accounts

iCharts launched; Invitation code for premium beta accounts

By Rajesh Setty on Tue 16 Sep 2008, 12:34 PM – 6 Comments

Disclaimer: I am involved in iCharts as a co-founder, investor and an active board member.

iCharts was launched at the recently concluded TechCrunch50 conference.

The Background:

Here are the facts:

* There are about 40 million charts online.

* If that seems a lot, compare that to 900 Billion charts that gets printed worldwide in a year.

Why the discrepancy? I think the reason is that there is no simple way to create and publish high-quality charts.

The most popular tool for creating charts is Microsoft Excel. However, Excel is not the best tool to create charts. Here are a few basic problems:

1. It is cumbersome to create charts on Excel

2. Excel created charts are not the best looking charts

3. There is no interactivity in the resulting charts. In fact, the resulting chart is an image.

4. Putting up an excel created chart online is similar to posting an image online.

5. Excel charts are not searchable (yet)

The Solution


iCharts is a web-based service that makes creating and publishing interactive charts simple.

Here is a sample interactive chart created using iCharts. It took a fraction of the time it would have taken to create the same (but lower quality with no interactivity) chart using Excel. This iChart shows the medal tally from the recently concluded Olympics event.

You can see the expanded version of the iChart here.

The Invitation

iCharts is a free service. However, there is a premium version where you can download iCharts to embed them into office applications or in PDF documents

For a limited time (until we reach our target premium beta accounts) you can use the following code to get a premium beta account on iCharts

Invitation Code: rsettypremium6109

Welcome and experience creating and publishing interactive charts!


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6 Comments so far, Add Yours

Todor Christov  on September 16th, 2008

Interesting – I registered myself in ICharts.net.

Good luck with your project!

Sunil  on September 16th, 2008

Congratulations to you and the rest of your team Rajesh. I think you brought an excellent product to the market, it is very slick and has a simple interface. The interactivity I have seen so far with the charts is flawless.


Venkk Sastry  on September 17th, 2008

Congrats, Rajesh. The idea is good and wish you success!

Rao  on September 18th, 2008

Very slick. However, the invitation code did not work though.


Rajesh Setty  on September 19th, 2008

Rao, thank you. I just checked and the invitation code is working. It is case-sensitive and that may have been the problem.



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