European accelerator HackFwd just announced that Infogr.am from Riga in Latvia as its latest investment. Infogr.am’s product is gunning to be a kind of adobe illustrator for online, allowing anyone to create cool info-graphics.
The web-based application needs no programming or design skills, and works in the same way that you can snap a photo and share it on your social networks. Users make a statement or an argument graphically and then share it. An infographic can be embedded on a page or shared as a link or an image directly.
Uldis Leiterts, Infogr.am co-founder told me at our meetup event today TechCrunch Baltics in Riga, Latvia, that a a gallery of designs and a marketplace for professionally designed info graphic templates is also coming.
HackFwd is unusual in that it takes a 27% in a company and invests up for £200,000 per team, but that hooks the startup into its extensive international network of mentors and ‘uber-geeks’.
Here’s an inforgramme of train times from Riga to Tallin, should you wish to know such a thing…