Business app marketplace AppDirect announced today that it has acquired Leftronic, a data visualization startup that launched four years ago. Leftronic allows businesses to build custom dashboards visualizing important data. AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Saks told me that by integrating Leftronic's visualizations, AppDirect can give its customers a dashboard for monitoring the status of their apps. At the same time, Saks said that Leftronic will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary, comparing this to AppDirect's acquisition of jBilling. "Our primary focus is extend our data visualization platform to cloud services that matter to our customers and to AppDirect’s customers," added Leftronic CEO Rajiv Ghanta. "But I want to emphasize as an independent subsidiary we’re definitely open to and looking for opportunities outside of the AppDirect ecosystem as well." Leftronic had raised $500,000 in funding and was incubated at Y Combinator. AppDirect, on the other hand, recently raised a $35 million round of funding. As part of the acquisition announcement, Leftronic is also giving away HDTVs to new customers (you know, for showing off those visualiations), and if you include the code "TCLeftronic," you'll get a free tablet as well.
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