We are out to build the best resource of canonical knowledge.

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A platform for processing and compiling knowledge.

Frictionless tools to compile knowledge

Golden is building an interface to compile and comprehend knowledge. Frictionless editing, enhanced fact validation systems, transparent version histories and topic tracking.

A new standard for evidence

Golden will compile deeper evidence to validate claims and verify knowledge. High-resolution citations and bibliometrics will allow users to determine the provenance of information and evaluate source credibility.

Translating between digital information and human knowledge

Golden draws on the strengths of both humans and machines. Statistical models and and heuristic algorithms will handle repetitive work and automate the process of gathering knowledge.

Meet the Team

Our team is comprised of engineers and designers based in San Francisco.

Vi Chang


Growth-minded, tenacious, resilient. Vi is a lifelong autodidact, high school dropout, and valedictorian graduate from Hawaii. She loves learning, yoga, climbing, and the outdoors. Her 5-year plan includes being a dog mom and founder of a health tech startup.

Jed Christiansen

Business Development

Jed is a builder and operator. He created Seed-DB and built products at Techstars. Previously Jed built a partnerships team at Google, consulted for banks in London, and ran submarines in the US Navy. He has an MBA (Cambridge), an MS (London School of Economics), and a BS in Aerospace Engineering (University of Michigan). He has sea stories, but you definitely won't hear all of them.

Paul Chun


Paul works between architecture, development, devops, and product at Golden. Previously co-founded business intelligence company Rivalfox. Oregon MBA, polyglot programmer, monoglot human.

Carla Faraguna

Ops and People

Carla takes care of People and Operations at Golden. Carla spent 5 years at Fandom and enjoys wearing all the administrative hats from HR to OM. Her passions include traveling to far-flung scuba diving locations, trekking in the mountains, and bringing her infectious energy into building Golden’s office and culture.

Jude Gomila

Founder, CEO

Previously Jude started Heyzap which is now used by 100,000 mobile apps. He enjoys building products, tinkering, reading, thinking and investing (from 3D printed rockets to supersonic planes). He holds an MEng from University of Cambridge in Engineering.

Tianchang He


From Wuhan, China, Tianchang is a recent grad with an MA from Stanford’s Electrical Engineering program. Previously, he attended Duke University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, receiving a BA in Physics from both. He is enthusiastic about visual art, design, entrepreneurship, web development, and deep learning, and is also a movie fanatic. His favorite is The Dark Knight, and he’d love to tell you why.

Michael Mangus


Michael is Golden’s NLP and augmented intelligence specialist. Previously, he was a founding member of the Media Neuroscience Lab at UCSB (PhD ‘15) and a debater on the NDT/CEDA circuit for the University of Pittsburgh.

Thomas Shaddox


Thomas builds products by working across all parts of the Golden tech stack. Originally hailing from Missouri, Thomas loves backpacking in the mountains of California, putting together LEGOs, and trivia nights.

Jan Stepnicka


Self-educated front-end developer with a master's degree from Civil Engineering. When not in front of a computer, Jan spreads joy through the game of soccer or through his guitar.

David Stumm


Often found hood up and feet on desk, David focuses on Golden’s backend. Previous to Golden, David studied Computer Science at the University of Toronto and did backend engineering at Heyzap for multiple years.

Join Our Mission

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