Grakn Labs, founded in Cambridge by Haikal Pribadi in 2015, is a team of people driven by a purpose: to solve the world’s most complex problems, knowledge engineering. They are the inventors of Grakn: a database technology that logically reasons to organize large and complex networks of data as one body of knowledge. Their technology helps organizations in various industries, including Life Sciences, Defence & Security, Financial Services, and Robotics, to build intelligent systems that will change the world.

From financial analytics to drug discovery, cyber threat detection to robotics disaster recovery, Grakn Lab’s technology empowers engineers around the world to tackle a higher order of complexity in knowledge and solve the world’s most complex problems.

Starting a tech business is especially difficult as they can require considerable investment and it may be some time before they reach profitability. Newable Private Investing (NPI) provides the patient capital and the management expertise to help companies like Grakn Labs realize their potential.

Grakn Labs was first presented to our NPI community at the NPI Investor Showcase in January 2019. After a few more weeks of due diligence by the Investment Team confirming the attractiveness of the investment case, Grakn Labs was put forward to the Newable Ventures Scale Up Fund 3 Investment Committee and then again to our active network of investors at the very first Private Pitching Event in June 2019.

The business model was robust and the plan exciting and ambitious. Subsequently, Newable Ventures Scale-Up Fund 3 invested, together with the angels of the network, a total of almost £440k into the venture.