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 Tamplin, Immad Akhund, Andreessen Horowitz, Aston Motes, Scale Asia Ventures, James Smith, Sumon Sadhu, Liquid 2 Ventures, Paul Mckellar, Jake Zeller, Lee Linden, Matt Humphrey, Jude Gomila, Marc Andreessen, SV Angel and Josh Buckley.

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.

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People and Operations

Charlie Hilton


David Goldenberg



Grzegorz Miaskiewicz


Holden Page


Jason Rowley


Jed Christiansen

Business Development

Magnus Stensmo



Rhys Davies


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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