About us

“Provide free, high quality diagramming software for everyone”

Disrupting the Business of Diagramming

draw.io is an open source technology stack for building diagramming applications, and the world’s most widely used browser-based end-user diagramming application.

We promise you we won’t hide your data from you and will always give you some way to open and edit that data, at no cost. When companies pay us money it should be because we add value, not because they are locked in.

Our mission statement is “provide free, high quality diagramming software for everyone”. Why?

  • Diagramming software is worth $1B+ annually, but nothing is happening in the field that justifies this sales volume. We are disrupting the industry with a new business model.

  • Our model is based on the viral effect of a free application. When you share a draw.io diagram, you know anyone can open and edit it.

  • SaaS apps have a trust problem. Currently, vendors provide both the application and store your data, then charge you monthly to access it. That’s good for them, bad for you. We’re changing that.

Project Leaders

Gaudenz Alder 

Gaudenz is founder of draw.io and is responsible for all technical aspects of the products. Gaudenz started JGraph as his diploma thesis at the Swiss Institute of Technology, Zurich, in 2000. He has led all product development and draw.io benefits enormously from his 17 years of continuous experience with building diagramming software.

David Benson 

David is responsible for operations at draw.io. Prior to this, David worked as an embedded software engineer for 10 years across domains such as telecommunications, defence, GPS systems and mobile phones.


draw.io is a trading name of JGraph Ltd.

JGraph Ltd
Artisans’ House,
7 Queensbridge,

JGraph Ltd is registered in England under company number 04051179