We are a team of development and interaction experts, dedicated to using visualization to make the world a better place.
We deliver intuitive and powerful visualizations to make sense of complex data.

Our founder

Alexandra Silfverstolpe TolstoyAlexandra Silfverstolpe Tolstoy

"My passion is to make sure that development resources are spent in the most effective ways to achieve greater impact in the world". 

Alexandra Silfverstolpe Tolstoy has been working with development issues for 20 years with the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sida, the UN, the EU Commission and civil society organizations. She also holds a Masters in Development Management from the London School of Economics. 

In her two decades of experience working with global development issues, she often felt that decisions about how to spend resources were made in isolation of important facts that were essential to creating intended results. As an aid practicioner she lacked easy ways to access and analyze development data. She created Data Act Lab to assist governments, organizations, think tanks and the public to make sense of complex data in order to drive better decision making and in the end create a better world. 

Close connections with

  • Broad network of experts in the 50 largest bilateral and multilateral organisations
  • Strategic managers and decision makers at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and foreign offices in other countries.
  • Broad network of researchers at academic institutions in Sweden, the United States and the UK. 

Our tailored team

Depending on your needs we put together the best possible team to solve the task.

Our core team consists of experienced project management and technical lead as well as UX and web design. We always aim for building future proof and easily maintained solutions based on open technology and open standards.

We have a very wide array of experiences in the web developement business. Between us we've built advanced registration systems, custom e-commerce systems, high availability service systems and much more. These systems are handling billions of rows of data and we've designed infrastructure and applications to meet the demands of high traffic, high performance sites and systems. All this packaged in easy to use interfaces and lean designs.

We've come together to use our vast knowledge to support a better tomorrow for our children and our childrens' children.

Team in depth knowledge areas

  • Web project management
  • User experience
  • Web design
  • Print design
  • Data visualization
  • Data handling
  • Backend development (node.js)
  • SQL (MariaDB)
  • noSQL (MongoDB)
  • Frontend development (HTML5, CSS3, Angular, D3)
  • Server infrastructure (load balancing, concurrency etc)
  • Continous Integration

Our advisors

Gunilla CarlssonGunilla Carlsson

Gunilla Carlsson served as Sweden's Minister for International Development Cooperation from 2006 to 2013.

Between 2002 and 2013 she was a member of the Swedish Riksdag and deputy chairman of her party from 2003 to 2015. Currently board member of GAVI, IFS Scandinavia and NGS Group.

Per GrankvistPer Grankvist

Per Grankvist is a writer specialised in sustainability, author of a best-selling book on CSR and considered to be one of the top experts on sustainability in Sweden.

He has written about the sustainable development goals, and has led several conferences and seminars on international aid and trade. Between 2007 and 2017 he was member of the board and chairman of the Fairtrade Foundation in Sweden.