Data storytelling company Narrative Science wants to join Tableau through the acquisition of Salesforce


Narrative Sciences, the Chicago-based company behind Lexio data storytelling software, will join Seattle-based data visualization company Tableau Software under an agreement that will be acquired by the parent company of Tableau Salesforce.

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

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

“By integrating our capabilities and innovations into the Tableau platform and joining the Salesforce family, we are much closer to our dream of empowering everyone to understand and act on data in ways that were never possible before,” said Stuart B. Frankel. Narrative Science CEO and co-founder, in a post about the deal.

Salesforce based in San Francisco concluded the $ 15.7 billion acquisition of Tableau in August 2019. Sales force completed its $ 27.7 billion acquisition of Slack in July. Tableau announced new integrations with the communication and collaboration platform at Tableau’s virtual conference last week.

“Narrative Science has partnered with Tableau for several years and we are excited to deepen this collaboration to help Tableau expand its offering in a variety of mediums, including language-centric mediums like Slack,” Frankel wrote in the announcement. “This combination will help us reach millions of more people who don’t have enough data and help them succeed in the digital world.”

Tableau and Narrative Science will share more on their plans when the deal is completed, Frankel said.

Narrative Sciences Also builds a version of Lexio for Salesforce.


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