About OpenGenius oglogo

We are OpenGenius, creators of Ayoa. OpenGenius is a company with vision – one that goes beyond money, that looks to create a network of bright, inspired individuals with the ambition to change the world. We aim to be gurus in the cutting edge and the creative.

OpenGenius was founded by Chris Griffiths, a world-leading expert in innovation and mind mapping, multi-time entrepreneur and bestselling author.

“Ayoa is the digital canvas for our imagination that turns ideas into reality.”

From the outset, Chris’ goal has been to show others how everyday innovation is the lifeblood of success and achievement. It was from this ethos that OpenGenius was born.

Our story started with two software products, iMindMap and DropTask, as well as a global innovation training network. iMindMap and DropTask were two wonderful tools with equally wonderful payoff. They respectively allowed people to capture incredible ideas and achieve brilliant work, but now, we’ve pushed for more.

We have created a tool that is there to help others do, what we do – apply innovation. Enter Ayoa.

As we continue to thrive, grow and expand, you can expect to hear the name “OpenGenius” in relation to some of the most innovative companies in the world, both big and small. Our solutions have already been used by some of the world’s biggest organizations, and our strong client list speaks for itself.

The OpenGenius opengeniusmissionlogo Mission

Systemizing creativity through expert training, consultancy and innovative tech – we inspire others to work creatively, think analytically, learn actively and embrace the power of big picture thinking.

Chris Griffiths

CEO of OpenGenius

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OpenGenius CEO, Chris Griffiths, is a world-leading expert in innovation and mind mapping. He has helped drive business growth worldwide, including teams and individuals from Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies, the United Nations and Nobel Laureates. He is a bestselling author on creativity and innovative thinking skills.

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What is Ayoa ayoalogo ?

Ayoa is an all-in-one online whiteboard where you can brainstorm ideas, work together and get things done.

Ayoa is not just a tool, and more than a whiteboard, Ayoa is a methodology. The Ayoa way of working gives users the speed and fluidity to capture great ideas, instantly action them and develop better working practices. Find out more about Ayoa.

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Our Global Network of Innovation Professionals

Speak with our expert Innovation Consultants, or become a certified Innovation Professional yourself, through our official training programmes.

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We’re more than just software


OpenGenius, the creators of Ayoa, are world leaders in systemizing creativity


Over 1 million people worldwide have used our services to utilize innovation in their teams and organizations.

Consultancy and Speaking

OpenGenius offer a wide range of consulting and speaking services that can help empower you to drive creativity and innovation throughout your organization.

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Company History


Company founded.


Chris brings the hand-drawn mind map into the digital world for the first time with iMindMap.


iMindMap becomes the top-selling software product on Amazon in Japan.


OpenGenius (creators of world-leading software, training and consultation) is founded.


Task management tool, DropTask, is launched.


Our CEO, Chris Griffiths, the world’s leading expert in using mind mapping in business, publishes Mind Maps for Business with Tony Buzan (the inventor of the mind map) which is translated into over 15 languages.


OpenGenius becomes the first Welsh company to join the London Stock Exchange’s accelerator programme: ELITE.


Cloud-based mind mapping and task management tool, Ayoa, is launched!


As a software-as-a-service product, Ayoa is continuously developed with new updates constantly being pushed out to improve user experience. Keep and eye on our Product Roadmap for upcoming releases.