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Developer(s)Lucid Software
Initial releaseDecember 2008; 10 years ago (2008-12)
Available inEnglish
TypeDiagramming software
LicenseFree and paid subscriptions

Lucidchart is a web-based proprietary platform that is used to allow users to collaborate on drawing, revising and sharing charts and diagrams.[1][2][3]

Lucidchart runs on browsers that support HTML5.[4] This means it does not require updates of third party software like flash.

In 2010, the firm announced they had integrated into the Google Apps Marketplace.[5]

The company raised $1 million in "angel funding" in 2011.[2]

On October 17, 2018, the firm announced it had raised an additional $72 million from Meritech Capital and ICONIQ Capital.[6][7]


  1. ^ Bobbie Johnson (2010-10-27). "The Web Is Reborn". MIT Technology review. Retrieved 2018-10-24. Offline storage also promises to enhance a product sold by the Utah startup LucidChart, which lets people in different locations collaborate on documents over the Web–one user can watch in real time as another draws diagrams and moves images around on screen.
  2. ^ a b Rik Empson (2011-07-26). "LucidChart Nabs $1 Million From 500 Startups, 2M Companies, And K9 Ventures". techcrunch. Archived from the original on 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2018-10-24. But, aside from those who are proponents of HTML5, perhaps one of LucidChart’s coolest features is its realtime collaboration functionality. Any number of users can work together simultaneously on creating a diagram or a mockup, with each user’s additions reflected on partner screens in realtime.
  3. ^ Laurence Bradford (2017-02-12). "8 Tech Tools To Communicate Your Ideas More Effectively". Forbes magazine. Archived from the original on 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2018-10-24. Lucidchart is 100% browser-based, easy to use on any device, and collaborative, making it perfect for teams.
  4. ^ Jackie Dove (2018-09-03). "9 Best Mind-Mapping Apps for Small Business". Business news daily. Archived from the original on 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2018-10-24. Since it's an HTML5 web app, you never have to worry about installing or updating, because you'll always have the most recent version – and you never have to install Flash.
  5. ^ Kevin Purdy (2010-04-15). "LucidChart and Creately Plug Flowchart Tools into Google Apps". Lifehacker. Archived from the original on 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2018-10-24. Two of them, LucidChart and Creately, have helpfully integrated into the Google Apps Marketplace, where they fit in nicely.
  6. ^ Jason D. Rowley (2018-10-17). "Lucidchart Draws $72M In New Funding To Scale Visual Collaboration Platform". Crunchbase. Archived from the original on 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2018-10-24. Today, the company announces that it has raised $72 million in a Series C round from new investors Meritech Capital and ICONIQ Capital. Existing investor Spectrum Equity participated as well. This brings the company’s total venture funding to just over $114 million. Lucidchart declined to answer specific questions about revenue and valuation.
  7. ^ Marta Deutscher. "Now adding 700K users a month, Lucidchart raises $72M to keep up the growth". Silicon Angle. Archived from the original on 2018-10-25. Retrieved 2018-10-24. Lucidchart has built out an expansive feature set in the nine years since launching that caters to a wide range of users.