Press Release

Updated iPad Presentation App Introduces Premium Imagery, Powerful Storytelling Features

Seattle, WA — June 4, 2013 — Haiku Deck, in its continued quest to transform presentation creation and sharing, announced today an expanded library of stunning, high-quality imagery through a new partnership with Getty Images, through its Thinkstock offering. Getty Images, the leading provider of digital media worldwide, will make more than a million premium images seamlessly available for purchase within the free Haiku Deck iPad app.

Haiku Deck + Getty Images Bring More Beauty to Presentations

Haiku Deck, proclaimed the “Instagram for pitch decks” by Mashable, launched in August 2012 and has topped charts in productivity in 50+ markets around the world. The app’s focus on empowering people to easily create beautiful, image-rich presentations has inspired a passionate global community of creative communicators from a wide range of disciplines. A central feature of Haiku Deck is its powerful, integrated Creative Commons image search, and today’s update–which brings professionally curated premium imagery into the mix–opens up exciting new possibilities for visual storytelling.

“Pictures, above all, grab our attention and connect with our emotions, making stories vivid and ideas memorable,” said Adam Tratt, co-founder and CEO of Haiku Deck. “We are thrilled to enhance the breadth, quality, and variety of our image selection through this partnership.”

Haiku Deck’s focus on design and visual communication for an increasingly mobile, connected audience places it in the company of Instagram and Pinterest, the fastest-growing social networks, as well as emerging apps such as Vine and Paper. Haiku Deck brings the visual trend to presentations specifically, aiming to transform text-heavy slides into the more minimalist, image-rich style embraced by celebrated communicators like Steve Jobs, Seth Godin, and Jeff Bezos.

“Now more than ever, people are communicating visually, whether they’re in client meetings or representing their brands on a larger scale,” said Peter Orlowsky, Vice President of Business Development for Getty Images. “Our partnership with Haiku Deck will help their users gain easy, legal access to high-quality imagery, bringing Thinkstock content to an audience who understands the value of being impactful.”

Haiku Deck 2.1 Now Available

Haiku Deck 2.1, also released today, showcases premium images from Getty Images in its image search results along with a number of new features designed to make image searching and visual storytelling faster and more powerful. The app now includes the ability to save favorite images for future use, backtrack to view previous image selections, and import images directly from albums as well as personal image collections on Instagram, Facebook, Flickr, and more. Three new professionally designed themes offer expanded design choices, each with a unique image filter and integrated color palette.

Today’s release rounds out the app as a powerful end-to-end presentation and storytelling tool, with private notes that can be used as a personal teleprompter during a presentation and public notes that can be published to the web along with the slides to provide additional detail and links to supporting resources.

Haiku Deck is available for free from the App Store on iPad. To learn more, visit

About Haiku Deck

Haiku Deck, a free iPad app, makes it simple and fun to create flawlessly beautiful presentations. Headquartered in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, Haiku Deck is a privately held company with the backing of prominent investors, including Trilogy Partnership, Madrona Venture Group, Founder’s Co-op, and Techstars. The Seattle-based startup was founded by Adam Tratt and Kevin Leneway. Haiku Deck has been embraced by creative communicators from a wide range of disciplines worldwide; for examples of how people are using Haiku Deck to pitch ideas, teach lessons, tell stories, and ignite movements, visit the Haiku Deck Featured and Popular Galleries, Blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed, and Pinterest boards. For additional information and company images, visit

About Getty Images

Getty Images is among the world’s leading creators and distributors of award-winning still imagery, video, music, and multimedia products, as well as other forms of premium digital content, available through its trusted house of brands, including iStockphoto© and Thinkstock©. With its advanced search and image recognition technology, Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase, and manage images and other digital content. Its best-in-class photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books, and online media. Visit Getty Images at to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life. For the stories behind our content and our technology, visit the Getty Images Blog. Find us on Facebook at and Twitter at

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