November 14, 2013 09:00 ET

Prezi Surpasses 30 Million Customers, Bolsters Business Capabilities

Company Achieves 50% Growth in Last Six Months and Expands Executive Team

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - Prezi, the zooming presentation software, announced today record growth and new capabilities to help business professionals land new clients, sell products and share ideas in a more memorable and engaging way. More than 30 million people across the globe are using Prezi. This growth represents a 50 percent increase over the last six months with more than 1.5 million new people joining the Prezi community every month. As Prezi continues to grow, it has also added new executives with experience at Apple, Cisco and Google.

"We are no longer in an era where one company controls the productivity market. People now have more tools than ever before to make them more effective at work," said Peter Arvai, CEO and co-founder of Prezi. "Prezi adds value by helping people express their ideas in a more creative and strategic way."

Established companies like Box are using Prezi to train their customers and emerging companies like Artiphon use Prezi to pitch investors and sell products. Craig Pepin-Donat, the co-founder and executive vice president of Crunch Fitness, the worldwide chain of fitness centers, uses Prezi to close franchise partnerships. "Our 'Franchise Opportunity' prezi has yielded a 30 percent increase in our closing ratio and all of our training modules are now served up in Prezi," said Pepin-Donat. "If you're not using Prezi, it's like you're using a chisel and hammer to deliver your presentations."

In addition, Prezi is helping drive rapid adoption of collaborative tools in the workplace. According to the 2013 research report by MIT Sloan and Deloitte, 90 percent of businesses will be using collaboration tools by 2015. By combining the power of the cloud, mobile computing and engaging design, Prezi helps professionals collaborate more effectively and persuasively present ideas from any device, anywhere in the world.

Prezi continues to set new standards in stunning design and powerful features. Enhanced business capabilities include:

  • Anytime and Anywhere Accessibility: Prezi's cloud accessibility offers the ability to create, collaborate and present prezis anytime, anywhere. Prezi for Windows and Mac enables access to and editing of presentations offline with a simple online sync. With Prezi's mobile capabilities, professionals can view and present prezis from their smartphones or iPads.
  • Real-time Collaboration: Up to 10 people can work together, brainstorm and contribute in real-time within a prezi. Up to 30 people can simultaneously view a prezi while a presenter leads the presentation from anywhere in the world.
  • Professional Templates: Prezi offers a wide array of templates smartly designed for meetings, collaboration and strategic planning.

Prezi now has more than 170 employees from 24 countries, moved to larger offices in both San Francisco and Budapest, and has localized in Japanese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish. In addition, the company has hired three new executives:

  • Tobey Fitch, new Head of HR and Organizational Performance at Prezi, formerly led HR and strategy teams at Apple and Sprint.
  • Scott Kabat, new Chief Marketing Officer at Prezi, led the team that launched the Flip Video camcorder brand, which was acquired by Cisco in 2009.
  • Karen Tang, new Head of Customer at Prezi, was previously responsible for growing the online space for Google's suite of Maps and Earth products.

About Prezi
Prezi is the zooming presentation software that uses an open canvas instead of traditional slides to help people explore ideas, collaborate more effectively, and create visually dynamic presentations. More than 30 million people from over 190 countries use Prezi from their desktops, browsers, iPads or iPhones Founded in 2009, and with offices in San Francisco and Budapest, Prezi provides a unique solution for anyone who needs to deliver a "wow" experience or simply share an idea -- anytime, anywhere.

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