Today we announced the addition of an amazing group of people to our Appfire family — the very talented co-founders and team at RoninPixels, an up-and-coming Atlassian Marketplace partner quickly making a name for itself in data visualization.
“Teams who see and understand data before they take action get better results.”Randall Ward, Co-founder and CEO, Appfire
As part of this acquisition, all three RoninPixels co-founders and their team will join Appfire to bring data visualization technology to Appfire’s growing platform of digital transformation apps. The acquisition also includes its Dashboard Hub apps for Jira and Confluence as well as three connector apps.
“Teams who see and understand data before they take action get better results,” said Randall Ward, co-founder and CEO, Appfire. “With RoninPixels, we are extending our platform to provide our customers with immersive, intelligent, real-time visualization hubs across a range of collaboration tools. I am thrilled to welcome Gorka Puente, Javier Coira, and Iñigo Gonzalez to Appfire.”
An enduring passion for Atlassian products
The RoninPixels team has Atlassian roots going back to 2013, when co-founder Gorka Puente founded a company called Keinoby and launched three apps for Confluence. After being acquired by Comalatech, Gorka worked as head of product within his new extended team alongside future RoninPixels co-founders Iñigo and Javier. Before co-founding RoninPixels, Gorka and Javier worked on a recruiting platform that was acquired after just a year and a half. That’s when they decided to return to the space they were most passionate about: the Atlassian ecosystem.
“We started RoninPixels to give enterprise customers something meaningful to look at…”Gorka Puente, Co-founder and Product Manager, RoninPixels
They founded RoninPixels in 2020 with a mission to make data visual, accessible, and more actionable. The team is passionate about empowering better collaboration, productivity, and focus between teams. RoninPixels adds more intelligence to data, so teams can get more out of the Atlassian suite and complementary software products.
Instant dashboards with intelligent data
The company’s Dashboard Hub for Jira and Confluence products instantly create dashboards with pre-defined templates, custom charts, and more than 60 preset metrics to visualize and report on ITSM, DevOps, and Agile data. These apps provide a central hub with integrations for the Atlassian suite, including Jira Software, Jira Work Management, Jira Service Management, Statuspage, Opsgenie, Insight, Confluence, and Bitbucket, with a robust roadmap of additional planned integrations. It also provides a secure way to share reports with stakeholders outside these platforms.
“We started RoninPixels to give enterprise customers something meaningful to look at, with simple data source connections and instant metric visualizations,” commented Gorka Puente, Ph.D., co-founder and product manager, RoninPixels. “Joining Appfire gives us the opportunity to focus on integrating our technology with additional products and platforms, with the backing of a company that has processes and teams in place for Cloud security programs, Data Center testing, product support, finance, and all the other things we need to operate our business at scale.”
These serial innovators are wasting no time, and have already set to work with our teams to start creating Data Center versions of their apps and refine their integrations roadmap. We’re excited to put their expertise to work adding better data visualization to a range of products in our Business Intelligence & Reporting, Workflow Automation, and Project Portfolio Management categories.
Existing RoninPixels customers can expect the same great level of product support, and there will be no immediate changes to the license renewal process. Simply renew with your Atlassian reseller or directly on the Atlassian Marketplace.
For additional information, read the full press release, visit roninpixels.com and read their blog post, or take a look at their apps on the Atlassian Marketplace. And as always, please reach out to us if you have any questions about this change or any of your Appfire products.