Visualr - Simplifying Data Visualization

Data is the new oil but it's worth only when you can squeeze useful information from it. While every other person talks about data, very few know how to analyse and use it. No organization can exist without data; a company needs to make data-driven decisions to be successful. There are hundreds of business intelligence tools and dashboards in the market to help companies segregate and analyze the data received from various sources. Unfortunately, only a small number of them are easy to comprehend and utilize, especially from a layman point of view.

Visualr Software’ began with the vision of making data visualization easy for all, big or small, so that no business is robbed of the plethora of insights hidden under datasets. StartupTalky interviewed Visualr Software founder Mr. Kunal Chaturvedi to learn more about the idea behind the company, its existing challenges, growth trajectory, future plans, and more.

Visualr Software - Highlights

Startup Name Visualr Software
Headquarter Gurugram
Founder Name Kunal Chaturvedi
Sector Enterprise Software
Founded 2014
Parent Organisation StepOut Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

About Visualr Software

Visualr is a data visualization solution that makes data more meaningful and comprehensible for businesses. Visualr enables businesses to connect with multiple data sources. With Visualr, businesses can connect with MS Excel, My SQL, MS SQL, Oracle, or even Flat File databases easily and quicklygenerating useful business intelligence and stats. Visualr can also fetch data from Twitter and Google Analytics through exposed APIs. By using Visualr, data can be presented creatively through graphics and can be seamlessly shared with others.

Our eyes are more responsive to lines, graphs, and colors instead when compared to tabular data. Visualr dashboard takes advantage of this and is designed in such a way that users can understand the trends and patterns in seconds, allowing them to take rational decisions quickly and derive conclusions. The user-friendly data analytics platform is available in two versions: on-cloud and on-premise.

Visualr comes with the following benefits:

  • It is a self-service data analytics platform bundled with built-in SQL and NO-SQL database connectors.
  • Time for Installation and setting up Visualr is under than 2 minutes.
  • Visualr does not have any "data engine", rendering the hardware requirements to a minimum. It is a browser-based tool independent of the type of machine used to access it.
  • Visualr is easy to use. An hour's training suffices for a newbie.
  • It has a subscription based model permitting organization to adopt it with no large upfront cost.

Currently, Visualr is being incubated by Huddle, a sector-agnostic incubator and co-working space based in Gurugram.

Every resource in an organisation should have access to data for better and quick decision making - Kunal

Data visualization - Industry Details

The self-service Business Intelligence (BI) and data visualization market was valued at USD 4.51 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach a value of USD 7.76 billion by 2023 at a CAGR of 9.47% over the forecast period (2018-2023). North America is the largest market for business intelligence in the world. The United States is the major shareholder in the North American region. In Canada, which was relatively stable during the recessionary period, the gains are more visible.

Visualr Software - Founder

Visualr Software founder Kunal Chaturvedi is a passionate entrepreneur who quit his plush 9-5 job to follow his dreams and explore avenues. Coming from a humble setup in Agra, Kunal Chaturvedi is an electrical engineer by qualification.

He earned accolades and awards for his short stint in the automobile Industry where he worked on various projects for companies like Nissan UK, Tata Motors India, Mahindra & Mahindra India to name a few. Taking challenges head-on, he has contributed in milestone projects like Tata Nano, Mahindra Xylo (both are firsts in their respective segment) in the past.

Kunal is an avid voracious reader and likes to read books on philosophy and autobiographies of people who inspire him.

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Visualr Software - The Idea and Starting Up

Organizations generate data with each passing second and considering the complexity and economics of the available BI solutions, these institutions aren't able to leverage the their data to the fullest. Visualr was the bridge to this “GAP”.

Kunal understood from the market that people needed to see the trends and patterns from their own data, let alone third party data. Suggestions and other insights expected from a BI solution are secondary in nature. They decided to serve the topmost requirement of a business when it comes to data, an appealing and comprehensible Dashboard.

The feedback received from the first few users of Visualr prototype motivated the team to go ahead with the idea and make it a full fledged BI Solution.

Visualr is the short form of Visualizer. The Company's elevator pitch reads as - 'Revealing Business Potential by Making Data Visualization Easy'.

Visualr Logo

Visualr Software - Customer Acquisition

The Visualr team worked hard to convince first 2-3 clients to use their product and and gradually gained traction through word of mouth publicity from these initial users. Through an edifice of these success stories, the company was able to penetrate deeper into the market.

The Visualr team is bullish about its mission of creating a solid consumer base resting on positive customer experiences as evident by its existing clientele.

Visualr sees itself  more as a customer problem-centric organization than a technology-centric organization. The company strives to solve business problems by all means, be it technology or through a simple hack in the workflow.

In terms of competition, we are always keen to learn new development in the Data world so we study a lot of data analytics startup as well as big giants - Says Kunal

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Visualr Software - Challenges

The most challenging thing is keeping the entire team motivated during the low phase, when you need maximum support to keep yourself motivated for a new day. Keep on fighting for one more time. Also, it was tough to get rejection every other day from the prospects. There were doubts and down times but Kept sailing. - Kunal said

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Visualr Software - Funding

The company is bootstrapped and looking to raise funds soon.

Visualr Software - Advisors and Mentors

Mr. Subinder Khurrana is serving as advisor as well as mentor of Visualr. Subinder has more than 20 years startup experience and founded NASSCOM DeepTech Club. He is also among the Board Members of TiE Delhi.

Visualr Software - Awards

  • Visualr was recognized by Finance Online for best User Experience Award and the Rising Star Award in Data Analytics Domain.
  • Top 50 Startup by MSME.
  • Top 200 Startup by RISE Conference in 2017.  

Visualr Software - Founder's Productivity Hacks

Kunal emphasizes on the importance of discipline.

Discipline is the only way you can manage things. Discipline should be your lifestyle. Your daily routine, your work ethics and your interaction with the outer world.

Kunal also believes in the power of follow up. According to him, follow up is the biggest tool one can use effectively to complete a task. This includes introspection as well.  

Visualr Software - Founder's Advice

Focus on the business problem. Learn business first. Technology is just a tool to solve a business problem effectively.

Visualr Software - Future Plans

The company spent the last 15-18 months in understanding the BI adoption behavior in the market. The primary focus now is on revenue and profitability.  In 2019, the company has decided on a customer acquisition target for the first time. It is focusing on $1M ARR before the end of 2022.  Strategic Markets are India (home), North America, and SEA.

The Visualr team envisages Visualr as a global company bridging the gaps in the industry, solving specific business problems through data analytics with minimal dependency on IT skills.

Website: Visualr Software

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About Chayanika Goswami

Chayanika is an MBA in Finance and a trained Digital Marketer. SEO and content writing are her hobbies turned profession. She is a rover. In her free time she loves travelling and cracking jokes.
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