DataHero today announced the finalization of $6.1M in Series A funding led by existing investor Foundry Group. The funding raise will be used to scale the company’s operations in anticipation of rapid growth and customer demand for its cloud business intelligence solution. As told to Cloud Computing Today in a phone interview with DataHero founder Chris Neumann, DataHero gives organizations the capability to rapidly visualize data in structured and semi-structured form by means of a cloud-based platform that accepts the intake of data in csv, Excel or integrations with select third party data feeds. For example, customers can load one or more Excel files into DataHero’s business intelligence platform to visualize, transform and perform drill-downs on data. The DataHero platform features connectors to a range of third party platforms that include Marketo, HubSpot, Salesforce, Zendesk, Google Analytics and cloud storage platforms such as Box, Dropbox and Google Drive. In comparison to other data visualization platforms, DataHero focuses on non-technical end users that need a streamlined and simplified path toward visualizing the larger significance of data of interest. Today, DataHero also revealed the appointment of serial entrepreneur Ed Miller as CEO. Miller has led a number of tech startups and his appointment underscores both DataHero’s historical growth as well as the urgency of its plans to gear up for the next phase of its evolution. Expect DataHero to continue expanding the roster of platforms with which it integrates and deepening its analytic capabilities as it continues to deliver on its sweet spot of visualizing and presenting data to end users in ways that empower business stakeholders to make more convincing cases for their business decisions using data presented in compelling and palatable forms.