FusionCharts (FC) came into being because as a teenager Pallav Nadhani, now 27, hated asking his dad for pocket money. He was all of 17 when he discovered that making excel charts interactive and fun could earn him big bucks. In 2002, Nadhani launched the first version of FC using macromedia flash that made charts interactive and he hasn’t looked back since. With 85% of Fortune 500 companies, including IBM, Coca-Cola, Cisco, Intel, Apple, and the US government as its customers, FC hasn’t felt the need to raise money from outside investors.
All the charts on Linkedin and Google Drive are powered by this company. Its products are used in areas like business intelligence where data visualisation plays a key role. FC has over 90 chart types and hopes to grow at least 20% on a year-on-year basis driven by new product launches. The company has just launched Collabion charts, which create insightful dashboards for Microsoft Sharepoint, and will be launching Oofmo next month, which brings the FC suite to Microsoft Powerpoint. “Our products are popular because they turn data into delight in minutes,” says Nadhani.