Golden (company)

Golden (company)

Golden is a company started in San Francisco, USA. The company has stated that its mission is to map out the world's knowledge. The founder and CEO of Golden is Jude Gomila.

Golden is based in SoMA, San Francisco, USA, and was started in 2017. The company's full legal name is Golden Recursion Inc.


Golden uses machine intelligence to build a self-constructing knowledge base. Golden contains a growing number of connected topics and allows users to create, contribute and compare knowledge with a set of AI-based tools. AI-assisted editing allows users to automatically extracts summaries and infobox data from external links and AI-based suggestions enable users to make quick, small updates to topics.

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

Golden features

Activity feed

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

Watched topics

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


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 for Teams

Golden also offers Golden for Teams for groups who want to internally track knowledge. Teams can fork public pages, make private edits, and watch topics privately.

Forked pages

Members of a private organization can fork public pages into their private org for knowledge sharing, tracking, and private editing. Members can make public or private edits to a topic page while logged into a private org.


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.

Multiple cell pasting into tables

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

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.

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.

Issues tab

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

Users can drag and drop images

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

Full text search

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

Users can create a private organization

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

Tooltips in the editor bar

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

Watched pages

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

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.

AI-assisted editor

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

Templates for infoboxes

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

Auto selection of publish type (major or minor)

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

Discard draft preview

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

Infoboxes for topic pages in edit mode

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

User profile search

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

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'.

Infoboxes for topic pages in read mode

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

Facebook and Google authorization

Users can sign up and login with existing accounts.

Social sharing button

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

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.

Social invite button

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

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.

Golden pages are visible

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

Suggestions tab (formerly Upgrades tab) goes live

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


The ability to add citations is added to topic pages.

Video captions

Caption capability is added to videos.

Edit type recording

Type of edit are recorded via the publish message screen.

Keyboard commands for bullet points

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

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.

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.

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.

User activity tab

Users' profiles show contributions made.

Favorited topic pages

Users can see how many people have favorited a page.

New feed format

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

Improved abstract editing

Ability to crosslink in the abstract is added.

Second cluster started

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

Top contributor medals

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

Weekly leaderboard released

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

Golden timeline feature released

The timeline feature is released.

Contributor badges

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

Top global contributors list added

My Drafts added to a users dropdown menu

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

Infinite pagination on the feed

Links in tables

Contributors can add links to information in tables.

Video feature added

Contributors can embed video links from YouTube.

Contributors can save work as a draft

Users can favorite topics

Changes to favorited topic pages show up on My Feed.

Six standard tables are added to all topic pages

Ability to follow users added

Users can create a basic profile page

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


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Further reading


Documentaries, videos and podcasts