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Plotly Technologies Inc

We offer Dash Enterprise, the premier Data App Platform for Python.

We're also the stewards of the open-source graphing libraries behind our namesake. We brought interactive, scientific data visualization to your web browser.

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Our Story

As a company with roots in the open-source community, Plotly introduced web-based data visualization to Python. Today, the company offers Dash Enterprise, which provides the best software tools and platform to enable every enterprise in the world to build and scale data applications quickly and easily.

Companies across the Fortune 500 use Dash Enterprise to visualize Python analytics and build data applications that empower users to make data-driven decisions.

With headquarters in Montreal, Canada, and a fully remote work team, Plotly is dedicated to ensuring every enterprise company worldwide uses Dash Enterprise to build their data applications.

  • 2013
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2022
  • 2023
  • 2013 & 2014

    2013-2014

    Founders Jack, Chris, Matthew and Alex start Plotly and official open the Montreal headquarters.

    Plotly.py is released.

    MHS Capital leads Series-A investment round.

  • 2015

    2015

    Plotly.py and Plotly.R become the most downloaded interactive graphing libraries in the world.

    Plotly launches the first open-source enterprise product in the data science space, making the core technology, Plotly.js, free and accessible under the MIT license.

  • 2016-2018

    2016-2018

    Plotly holds PLOTCON, a data visualization conference in NYC, and Chris showcases a preview of Dash.

    Plotly launches Dash 1.0.0.

    Plotly’s graphing libraries top 10 million downloads and 2 million site visitors per month.

    Vanedge Capital and In-Q-Tel lead Series-B investment round to fuel Plotly’s growth.

  • 2019

    2019

    Sales and marketing executives join Plotly from U.S. giants MathWorks, SAS, and Tableau.

    Plotly releases Plotly.express, enabling users to create interactive graphs in a single line of code.

    Dash Enterprise is released!

    Plotly releases Dash for R, providing full Dash Open Source and enterprise offerings to R programmers.

    Plotly.py 4.0.0 is released!

  • 2020

    2020 - 2021

    Scale AI awards $1.7M to Plotly to speed innovation in supply chain AI technology.

    Plotly closes Series-C investment round with Nvidia as a new partner.

    Dash Enterprise launches on Azure marketplace.

    Dash Enterprise 4.0 is released, introducing Data Science Workspaces and integrations with Databricks and Snowflake.

    Plotly.py 4.10 and Plotly.js 1.55 are released!

    Plotly employees start the first company-wide group to drive diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

    Plotly.js 2.0 is released with improved packaging and distribution.

    Dash 2.0 is released with Dash Labs and new templates.

  • 2022

    2022

    Website is relaunched with new branding.

    Dash 2.6.0 is released with background callbacks, unit testing, persistent selections, and dropdown features.

    Dash turns 5.

    Plotly partners with Databricks for integration through a notebook interface, facilitating easily developed and deployed Dash apps.

    Dash Enterprise 5.0 is released with industry-leading scalability, collaboration, and enhanced app management.

    Plotly sponsors and exhibits at Forrester Data Strategy & Insights.

  • 2023

    2023

    Dash AG Grid is released to the open-source community.

    Dash Example Apps are launched on the new gallery.

    Dash 2.9.0 is released with partial property updates.

    Plotly Wins Bronze Award at the 2023 Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service.

    Plotly turns 10.

    Dash Enterprise 5.2 is released.

Plotly Land Acknowledgement

Plotly is located on Tioh’tia:ke, commonly known in English as Montreal Island, in Kanien’kehá:ka, the “Place of the People of the Flint” (the Kanien’kéha). The Kanien’kéha are members of the Rotinonshon:ni (Haudenosaunee), the Confederacy of the Completed Longhouse. The Rotinonshon:ni consists of the Six Nations: The Onöndowága (Seneca, the Keepers of the Western Door), the Gayogohó:no’ (Cayuga), the Onöñda’gega’ (Onondaga), the Onyota’a:ka (Oneida), the Kanien’kéha (Mohawk, the Keepers of the Eastern Door), and the Skarū‘ren’ (Tuscarora). The lands of the Rotinonshon:ni extended throughout much of what is colonially determined New York state, southern Quebec, and parts of southern Ontario. These lands, which were never ceded by treaty, were forcibly seized by white settlers, missionaries, police, and armies. Despite this, the Rotinonshon:ni still live in the area around Plotly, with the Kanien’kéha communities of Kahnawake and Kanatasake close by and many Rotinonshon:ni people living in Montreal as well.

Although Plotly is located on Tioh’tia:ke, we work with clients and colleagues across the globe. We encourage every non-Indigenous settler to learn more about the land they are occupying by visiting Whose LandNative Land, and This Land I Stand. These organizations contribute an immense amount of research to recognizing Indigenous lands around the world and offer exemplar data visualizations depicting those places.

We at Plotly have a responsibility to fight for Rotinonshon:ni self-determination against ongoing American and Canadian colonialism and for inclusivity and diversity in the tech industry. Plotly is interested in improving this space and making it more accessible to people from different cultures, as well as using and encouraging the use of our technology for anti-racist efforts.

For those interested in getting involved, you can contribute to groups including Natives in TechCenter for Indigenous Innovation & Technology, and First Nations Technology Council. Locally in Tioh’tia:ke, you can donate to groups such as the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal or the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal.

Life at Plotly

So yeah, we work hard. We have many puzzles to solve and we are having fun doing it. We also have incredible customers and a strong, supportive community that we want to stay connected to.

To do all this, you need some guiding principles.

Here's ours:

Peace symbol

Positive vibes (only)

We bring them every day. And, we keep this in mind when discussing each others work, our competitors, and our customers. We prefer to highlight the good and never diminish the hard work of others. When you bring positivity, it also means that you assume others have the best intent.

Team hands

Data science is a team sport

Our company and our products are part of a larger community and we shouldn't lose sight of this. We aim to democratize knowledge and push the boundaries of data science. We can’t do this without our customers, our champions, or our community of users. Within the company, we value the experience and unique perspective that each person brings, and we’re building a stellar Plotlegion of our own.

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Prioritize learning and the transfer of knowledge

We believe we all have an opportunity to learn from others and that learning should be a lifelong pursuit

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Set a high bar

We aim to be adventurous, explore new things, and challenge ourselves. We expect a lot from each other and support each other along the way. In doing so we enable others to achieve a higher standard too, by creating beautiful visuals to communicate their data, drive results, and make better, more informed decisions.

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Open communication

We are firm believers in open source and its foundations of inclusion and community. It's at the heart of everything we do. We talk openly, we listen, we debate, and we discuss new approaches. We value accessibility — whether for ideas, learning or knowledge.

People talking

Inclusion and social progress

There is a lack of diversity in tech. At Plotly, we regularly have discussions where we prioritize being part of the change. We tackle key issues of racial equity, disability inclusion, gender equity, LGBTQ+ inclusion, and more. Addressing barriers means taking targeted actions, and we've started with an inclusive hiring process and mindful onboarding. We are actively developing internal processes faithful to this commitment. We are building the future of scientific and engineering software, and we need every talent and perspective to create the future we want.

Our People

Plotly employees
  • Mingo Sanchez

    “It’s a treat being able to speak with people every single day about the challenges they’re trying to solve and how Plotly could help. I learn so much about what’s going on in the world from speaking with our customers!”

    Mingo Sanchez

    Senior Sales Engineer

  • Megan Dyer

    “At Plotly, it’s the people that make every day special. I enjoy working with my colleagues to create seamless customer journeys. I am inspired by the book Daring Greatly, and I value vulnerability. Whether it’s in my work or my hobby of sewing, I find joy in every unique thread.”

    Megan Dyer

    Customer Operations Administrator

  • Adrian Borrmann

    “Embrace the challenge and the opportunity to learn at Plotly; it's a place where hard problems are tackled and your efforts are recognized. I love how we celebrate each other’s successes and push each other to excel.”

    Adrian Borrmann

    Senior Software Engineer

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