Golden is a company started in San Francisco, USA. The company is building an encyclopedia and knowledge tool. The founder and CEO of Golden is Jude Gomila.

Golden is based in SoMA, San Francisco, USA, and was started in 2017 by Jude Gomila. The company's full legal name is Golden Recursion Inc. Golden raised a seed round in 2017 (announced in 2019) of $5m from a16z, Founders Fund, Giga Fund, SV Angel, Aston Motes (1st employee of Dropbox), Christina Brodbeck, Joe Montana of Liquid 2 Ventures, Josh Buckley, Howie Liu (CEO of Airtable), Jack Smith (Founder of Vungle), Trip Adler (Founder of Scribd), James Tamplin (Founder of Firebase), Charlie Delingpole, Paul McKellar (Co Founder of Square), Sumon Sadhu, Wei Guo, Ryan Pawell, Balaji Srinivasan (Founder of, Mike Einziger (Incubus) and others.

Golden uses machine intelligence to build a self-constructing knowledge base. Golden contains canonical information describing entities (sometimes referred to as topic pages) and allows users to create, contribute and compare knowledge with a set of AI-based tools. AI-assisted editing allows users to automatically extract summaries and infobox data from external web-based sources and AI-based suggestions enable users to make quick, modular updates to topics.

Golden uses clusters to group related topics. Clusters include Blockchain & cryptocurrency, Cell-based and plant-based meat, Synthetic biology, and others. Each cluster contains links to hundreds of topic pages.

Golden features

Entity pages

Golden has pages on entities including companies, people, technologies, investors, venture funds and others.

Activity feed

The activity feed on Golden shows users the most recent updates to the site. Users can filter what updates they view using the gear icon.

Watched topics

Users can select topic pages and clusters pages to watch.


Users can see all open issues and can select the type of issue they want to see.

AI suggestions

Users can contribute to Golden by accepting or rejecting Golden AI's suggestions to the knowledge base.

Golden Research Engine

Golden offers the Golden Research Engine for organizations who want to make more detailed searches in Golden's knowledge base. Members can opt to receive email alerts of new results in saved queries, add results to lists, and other functions.

Golden API

Golden has an API for enrichment that can post back attributes of an entity. It also has an API that gives entity results for a given query.


August 13, 2019

Golden features page

The Golden features page displays what features and tools are available to contributors, readers, and organizations.

August 12, 2019

Embedded tables on entity pages

Embedded tables for venture capital funds, funded companies, investments, etc are added to topic pages to make it easier to store and explore data.

July 29, 2019

Lists for Team plan members

Team plan members can select topics from query results and add them to saved lists in order to track interesting topics and ideas.

June 24, 2019

Tweet quotes from Golden

When a section of prose is highlighted on a Golden topic page, users see the option to create an issue, or share the section via social media.

June 20, 2019

Timeline suggestions

Topic pages have AI suggestions for timeline entries. Users can accept, reject, or accept and edit the timeline entry in the editor.

June 19, 2019

Blockquote feature

Quotes are supported in the body of the article. The blockquote button is found in the editor bar. Either highlight text to add to the quote, or add text after.

June 11, 2019

Citation resize

Users can adjust the text covered by a citation by dragging the brackets at the edge of the citation.

May 2019

Golden raises a $5,000,000 seed round from John R. Adler, James Smith, Marc Andreessen, SV Angel, Josh Buckley, Matt Humphrey, Aston Motes, Andreessen Horowitz, Liquid 2 Ventures, Scale Asia Ventures, Paul Mckellar, Sumon Sadhu, Lee Linden, James Tamplin, Jake Zeller, Immad Akhund and Jude Gomila.

April 30, 2019

Golden officially launches

April 8, 2019

Code block in editor

Code is supported in the body of topics. Navigate to the edit bar and click Code Block button.

April 1, 2019

Math equations added to editor bar

Math equations can now be added to pages using the tool in the editor bar. Look for the function button.

March 25, 2019

Superscript and subscript added to Golden editor bar

Users can use superscript and subscript to add more detailed knowledge to math and science topics.

February 27, 2019

Fuzzy dates for infobox and timeline entries

When adding a date to an infobox or timeline entry, users no longer need the full date, if its unavailable.

January 8, 2019

New suggestion type - disambiguate topic

Users can select which topic to assign a block or group of data. If the topic doesn't exist, the user has the option to create a new topic.

January 2, 2019

Multiple cell pasting into tables

Users can paste multiple cells into tables making it easier to get data in faster.

December 10, 2018

Expandable tables

Content is easier to read in custom and native tables. Users can select the 'expand' icon in the top right corner of the table to expand the table to the width of their browser.

December 3, 2018

News tab displays news articles related to topics a user watches

News stories related to topics a user watches are shown in the main news tab. News stories are also shown in news tab of a topic page.

November 28, 2018

Issues tab

Users can see all open, site content issues and can select the type of issue they want to see.

November 8, 2018

Users can drag and drop images

Users can drag an image from their desktop and drop the image into a topic page.

November 7, 2018

Full text search

Users are shown search results for topic titles and now also content on topic pages.

October 25, 2018

Users can create a private organization

Users can now create a private organization by selecting 'Create organization' from the top left dropdown menu.

October 5, 2018

Tooltips in the editor bar

Hovering over an icon in editor bar will bring up a hovercard with information about the tool.

October 1, 2018

Watched pages

Users can select watch topic pages and clusters pages. Watched pages are private and will populate a users activity feed.

September 26, 2018

AI-assisted editor

Users can use the machine-assisted edit mode that automatically extracts summaries and infobox data from external links.

September 26, 2018

Fork public pages for private knowledge tracking

Members of private organizations can fork public topic pages and create a private copy for their own research or notes.

August 13, 2018

Templates for infoboxes

Users can use templates to add a collection of several fields at once when editing infoboxes.

August 12, 2018

Auto selection of publish type (major or minor)

We auto calculate what size the publish is and this saves a little time.

July 15, 2018

Discard draft preview

Users can see what content will be lost when a draft is discarded.

July 10, 2018

Infoboxes for topic pages in edit mode

Infoboxes containing additional structured information (e.g. URL) about a topic are launched in edit mode.

July 4, 2018

User profile search

Users can search for user profile in the main search bar.

June 28, 2018

Ability to log issues surrounding a topic

Users can log specific issues with an issue tracking CRM on the issues tab on the topic page. For example 'citation needed' or 'spelling error'.

June 25, 2018

Infoboxes for topic pages in read mode

Infoboxes containing additional structured information (e.g. URL) about a topic are launched.

May 11, 2018

Facebook and Google authorization

Users can sign up and login with existing accounts.

May 9, 2018

Video unfurling

Pasting a video link anywhere in the body of a topic page or in a timeline event unfurls the link to a video element.

May 9, 2018

Social sharing button

Share button is added to topic pages and lets users share Golden pages on social media.

May 2, 2018

Social invite button

Users can invite someone knowledgable about a topic to contribute to a specific page using the 'Invite a Contributor' button.

April 23, 2018

Magic cells for tables

When a link to an article is pasted into a table on a topic page, the title, and author, if applicable, auto-populates.

April 2, 2018

Golden pages are visible

Golden knowledge feed and topic pages are visible to non-logged in users

March 19, 2018

Suggestions tab (formerly Upgrades tab) goes live

Users can contribute to Golden by accepting or rejecting Golden AI's suggestions to the knowledge base.

March 6, 2018


The ability to add citations is added to topic pages.

February 28, 2018

Video captions

Caption capability is added to videos.

February 27, 2018

Edit type recording

Type of edit are recorded via the publish message screen.

February 16, 2018

Keyboard commands for bullet points

Cmd(meta)+shift+8 activates bullet points.

January 31, 2018

Upgrades tab added to topic pages

Upgrades are machine suggested knowledge contributions to Golden topic pages. Users decide whether or not the proposed suggestions are accurate and relevant.

January 8, 2018

Customizable feed

The content for the knowledge feed is made customizable. Content for the feed is aggregated from activity on favorited clusters, topics, and followed people.

December 8, 2017

Restore to a previous version

Contributors can revert to a previous version of a topic by using a menu in the topic's activity tab.

December 7, 2017

Favorited topic pages

Users can see how many people have favorited a page.

December 7, 2017

User activity tab

Users' profiles show contributions made.

December 5, 2017

New feed format

Featured feed and my feed are combined into a single feed.

November 30, 2017

Improved abstract editing

Ability to crosslink in the abstract is added.

November 27, 2017

Second cluster started

Golden begins work on the second official Cluster: Startup Fundamentals.

November 20, 2017

Top contributor medals

Gold, silver, and bronze icons added to the Top Contributors list.

November 13, 2017

Weekly leaderboard released

Contributors can see how they rank globally for all time and for the last week.

November 10, 2017

Golden timeline feature released

The timeline feature is released.

November 2, 2017

Contributor badges

Contributor badges added to contributors user profiles, directly beneath the profile picture.

October 20, 2017

Top global contributors list added

September 28, 2017

My Drafts added to a users dropdown menu

Users can find their drafts in the drop down menu below their profile picture.

September 23, 2017

Infinite pagination on the feed

August 8, 2017

Links in tables

Contributors can add links to information in tables.

August 7, 2017

Video feature added

Contributors can embed video links from YouTube.

August 4, 2017

Contributors can save work as a draft

June 22, 2017

Users can favorite topics

Changes to favorited topic pages show up on My Feed.

June 1, 2017

Six standard tables are added to all topic pages

May 31, 2017

Ability to follow users added

May 18, 2017

Users can create a basic profile page

Users can upload a profile picture, add their real name, and a 140 character bio.




People and Operations

David Goldenberg



Grzegorz Miaskiewicz


Jed Christiansen

Business Development


Sumon Sadhu




Further reading


Golden is Creating the First Self-Constructing Knowledge Database Combining Human and Artificial Intelligence

Abhilash Thakur


Golden Raises $5M Seed Round with Andreessen Horowitz, Gigafund, Founders Fund, and SV Angel to Build First Self-Constructing Knowledge Database Combining Artificial and Human Intelligence.


Golden unveils a Wikipedia alternative focused on emerging tech and startups

Anthony Ha


Top startup news for today, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | Startups News | Tech News


Documentaries, videos and podcasts


Golden: Intelligent Knowledge Map with Jude Gomila - Software Engineering Daily

August 5, 2019




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