Data storytelling company Narrative Science will join Tableau via Salesforce acquisition

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fiction scienceThe Chicago-based company behind Lexio data storytelling software, Seattle-based data visualization company Tableau Software will join An agreement to be acquired by Tableau parent company Salesforce.

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Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2010, Narrative Science has approximately 75 employees and has raised $43 million in equity funding, according to the venture capital database. pitch book,

According to the company’s website, Narrative Science has its Chicago headquarters and an existing office in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of Seattle in addition to a New York City location.


Stuart B. Frankel, Narrative Science, said, “By integrating our capabilities and innovations into the Tablo platform and joining the Salesforce family, we are very close to our dream of empowering everyone to understand and act on data that previously existed. was never possible.” CEO & Co-Founder, in post about deals

San Francisco-based Salesforce closed its $15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau in August 2019. salesforce completed Its $27.7 billion Slack acquisition in July. Tableau announced new integrations with the communication and collaboration platform at its virtual Tableau conference last week.

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“Narrative Science has been a partner of Tableau for many years and we are thrilled to deepen that collaboration, which will help Tableau expand its offerings across a variety of mediums, including language-focused mediums like Slack,” Frankel wrote in the announcement. ” “This combination will help us reach out to millions more people who are data deprived, and help them succeed in a digital-first world.”

Frankel said Tableau and Fiction Science will share more about their plans when the deal is completed.

fiction science Also makes a version of Lexio for Salesforce,

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