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From Latvia With
Data Visualization
Mikko Järvenpää
COO, Infogr.am
February 23 2015
European Entrepreneurship &
Innovation...
Mikko Järvenpää
mikko@infogr.am
@mhj
@mhj
@mhj
Create infographics
3 years
1.6 million registered users
2.5 million infographics created
100,000 hours, or
4,167 days, or
11.5 years total of...
Team of ~40 people
Rīga and San Francisco
Raised ~$2m total
Key market segments Media & Publishing, Content
Marketing, Ent...
Latvia
@mhj
Latvia and Rīga in numbers
• Population 750k / 2m
• GDP (PPP) $25,200/c
• SF vs Rīga:
• 87% lower rent in Rīga
• 66% lower...
Universities and talent pool
• Main schools: Rīga Technical U and
University Latvia: 35,000 students
combined
Co-working S...
Interesting tech companies in Latvia
• Ask.fm: acquired by Ask.com
• Airdog: $1.4m on Kickstarter
• Froont: responsive sit...
Punching Above
Your Weight
Some thoughts for Latvia’s
competitiveness
Thanks.
Mikko Järvenpää
mikko@infogr.am
@mhj
Mikko Järvenpää - infogr.am - Latvia - Stanford Engineering - Feb 23 2015
Mikko Järvenpää - infogr.am - Latvia - Stanford Engineering - Feb 23 2015
Mikko Järvenpää - infogr.am - Latvia - Stanford Engineering - Feb 23 2015
Mikko Järvenpää - infogr.am - Latvia - Stanford Engineering - Feb 23 2015
Mikko Järvenpää - infogr.am - Latvia - Stanford Engineering - Feb 23 2015
Mikko Järvenpää - infogr.am - Latvia - Stanford Engineering - Feb 23 2015
Mikko Järvenpää - infogr.am - Latvia - Stanford Engineering - Feb 23 2015
Mikko Järvenpää - infogr.am - Latvia - Stanford Engineering - Feb 23 2015
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Mikko Järvenpää - infogr.am - Latvia - Stanford Engineering - Feb 23 2015

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Talk by Mikko Järvenpää, COO - infogr.am (LV), at Stanford on Feb 23 2015, in our session on 'Latvia & Slovakia :: Infographics Startups & Accelerators'.

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Mikko Järvenpää - infogr.am - Latvia - Stanford Engineering - Feb 23 2015

  1. 1. From Latvia With Data Visualization Mikko Järvenpää COO, Infogr.am February 23 2015 European Entrepreneurship & Innovation @ Stanford Engineering
  2. 2. Mikko Järvenpää mikko@infogr.am @mhj
  3. 3. @mhj
  4. 4. @mhj
  5. 5. Create infographics
  6. 6. 3 years 1.6 million registered users 2.5 million infographics created 100,000 hours, or 4,167 days, or 11.5 years total of humanity’s time @mhj
  7. 7. Team of ~40 people Rīga and San Francisco Raised ~$2m total Key market segments Media & Publishing, Content Marketing, Enterprise, Education @mhj
  8. 8. Latvia @mhj
  9. 9. Latvia and Rīga in numbers • Population 750k / 2m • GDP (PPP) $25,200/c • SF vs Rīga: • 87% lower rent in Rīga • 66% lower total cost of living • 60% lower Purchasing Power • 4th fastest internet in the world
  10. 10. Universities and talent pool • Main schools: Rīga Technical U and University Latvia: 35,000 students combined Co-working Support
  11. 11. Interesting tech companies in Latvia • Ask.fm: acquired by Ask.com • Airdog: $1.4m on Kickstarter • Froont: responsive site designer • Sellfy: digital product sales • Mikrotik: established 1995 • Forticom: social networks (DST) • And yes, Infogr.am
  12. 12. Punching Above Your Weight Some thoughts for Latvia’s competitiveness
  13. 13. Thanks. Mikko Järvenpää mikko@infogr.am @mhj

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