October 05, 2011 00:01 ET

Prezi Reaches 5 Million Global Users

"Zooming" Presentation Platform Lets You Visualize, Present and Share Ideas in the Cloud

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - Prezi, the "zooming" presentation software, announced today it has reached the 5-million-user mark, just 2 years after it launched in 2009. Prezi helps business professionals, educators and thought-leaders alike to present their ideas in an exciting visual way.

Prezi has grown at a rapid pace since being funded by TED Conferences in 2009 -- including the opening of its US headquarters in San Francisco, and expanding its original offices in Budapest, Hungary.

Prezi's growth is accelerating: The company reached 1 Million users after 18 months, 3M users in March 2011, and 5M users this week. The addition of 4 million new users in the last year puts Prezi's growth on par with other successful startups like Evernote and SoundCloud.

See the Timeline: Prezi Zooms to 5 million Users:

"Our goal with Prezi is to make the sharing of ideas fun and interesting. We're thrilled to see a growing momentum of people wanting to move beyond the slide," said Prezi CEO Peter Arvai.

Chris Anderson, curator of TED Conferences, added: "Prezi is helping reinvent the art of presentation. Farewell, one-dimensional thinking. Welcome instead the power of inter-connection, flexibility, and the unexpected 'Aha!'"

The popularity of Prezi's zooming presentations reflects a pattern of new feature releases over the past year. Prezi introduced Prezi Meeting, for real-time collaboration and remote presenting, as well as the pinch-and-zoom Prezi iPad Viewer.

Zooming to 5 Million

  • Prezi has 1 million educational licenses, including: Stanford University, Detroit Public Schools, MIT Media Lab, and schools of all levels across the globe.

  • In 2010, Gensler architecture designed the new Facebook campus using Prezi.

  • "Prezioke" (Prezi Karaoke) in Korea.

  • Prezi has a global reach -- U.S., Colombia, Spain, England and Hungary top list.

  • The 5 millionth Prezi user is Camila Hurtado, who made a Spanish-language prezi "Solidos Geometricas"

  • Prezi Timeline

About Prezi:

Prezi is a cloud-based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. Its zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them. The result: visually captivating presentations that lead your audience down a path of discovery.

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