logo-figshare-600x200We have always known they are cool, but today Figshare announces that it has been included in the ‘Cool Vendors in Education, 2015′ report by Gartner, Inc.

Vendors selected for the ‘Cool Vendor’ report are ‘innovative, impactful and intriguing.’ The report evaluates vendors that have been innovative in bringing digital productivity tools directly to teachers, researchers, and even parents and children.

Figshare, one of our portfolio companies,  provides an easy-to-use cloud-based data tool to academic institutions around the globe to help them manage and showcase their research data. The platform allows researchers to share, cite and discover their raw scientific research outputs, including data, figures, images, video and even software code. Figshare also works with journal publishers to provide supplementary data alongside scientific articles.

Figshare’s founder Mark Hahnel says of the news:

“We consider our inclusion in the Cool Vendor report by Gartner confirmation of our mission to open up scientific research and data to the world. There’s a growing movement around Figshare amongst people who want to change the way scientific research and data are used. We are proud to receive this recognition.”

More information about Gartner’s Cool Vendors is available here and the official press release can be found here.