What is Ikigai?

生きがい  (Japanese) - “Your purpose, reason to live”
Ikigai empowers business leaders to run operations by equipping them with live data-driven insights and analysis.

Ikigai is an operational BI platform that navigates towards business objectives through augmented actions. As the only commercially available product built upon the cutting-edge MIT research on AI and machine learning, Ikigai is uniquely positioned to help operational teams improve the speed and accuracy of their decisions under uncertainty and constant change, ultimately increasing the ROI for their business.  

Ikigai seamlessly integrates with your existing tech stack and stitches together any data sources to streamline end-to-end data-driven processes, combining data analytics, visualizations, and automation with its unique technology, such as data reconciliation (DeepMatchTM) or multivariate time series forecasting (DeepCastTM), and making them accessible for any data professional.

Our Story

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2020
2021
Q1 2022
Q2 2022
Q3 2022
2020
Ikigai is founded out of MIT research by Vinayak Ramesh and Devavrat Shah. 
2021
Ikigai announced a $13 million seed round from Foundation Capital, 8VC, Underscore VC and a variety of industry angels
Q1 2022
Ikigai's team growing. The Engineering and Data Science teams are joined by the Sales, BDR, Marketing and Customer Success teams, which doubles the headcount compared to the previous year.
Q2 2022
Ikigai’s use cases are live in production across customers in retail, CPG, manufacturing, online marketplaces, healthcare, insurance, and banking.
Q3 2022
Ikigai launches a free trial on the product to enable data analysts build their own action-oriented interactive apps

Our Founders

Ikigai Labs Vinayak Ramesh
Vinayak Ramesh, CEO
Britney Barrows
Vinayak previously co-founded Wellframe ($45MM+ funding to date) to help leading health plans utilize A.I. to manage their complex patient populations.

He is an MIT-trained computer scientist and was selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in recognition of his entrepreneurial work. He received is S.B. and M. Eng degrees from MIT.
Vinayak is a serial entrepreneur, recognized in Forbes 30 under 30 list. He co-founded Wellframe, an innovative healthcare company, which he sold to Healthhedge in 2021. Vinayak holds a Bachelor and Master of Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ikigai Labs
Devavrat Shah, CTO
Britney Barrows
Vinayak previously co-founded Wellframe ($45MM+ funding to date) to help leading health plans utilize A.I. to manage their complex patient populations.

He is an MIT-trained computer scientist and was selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in recognition of his entrepreneurial work. He received is S.B. and M. Eng degrees from MIT.
Devavrat successfully combines academia and entrepreneurship. He is a professor and a director of Statistics and Data Science Center at MIT. He co-founded Celect, a predictive analytics platform for retailers, which he sold to Nike. Devavrat holds a Bachelor and PhD in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology and Stanford University, respectively

Our Investors and Advisors

Ikigai Labs 8VC
Ikigai Labs underscore.vc
Ikigai Labs foundation capital
Ikigai Labs Investor
Tien Tzuo
Founder, CEO @ Zuora
Britney Barrows
Vinayak previously co-founded Wellframe ($45MM+ funding to date) to help leading health plans utilize A.I. to manage their complex patient populations.

He is an MIT-trained computer scientist and was selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in recognition of his entrepreneurial work. He received is S.B. and M. Eng degrees from MIT.
Ikigai Labs Investor
Hari Balakrishnan
Professor @ MIT
Co-founder, CTO @ Cambridge Mobile Telematics
Britney Barrows
Vinayak previously co-founded Wellframe ($45MM+ funding to date) to help leading health plans utilize A.I. to manage their complex patient populations.

He is an MIT-trained computer scientist and was selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in recognition of his entrepreneurial work. He received is S.B. and M. Eng degrees from MIT.
Ikigai Labs Investor
Amit Agarwal
CPO @ DataDog
Britney Barrows
Vinayak previously co-founded Wellframe ($45MM+ funding to date) to help leading health plans utilize A.I. to manage their complex patient populations.

He is an MIT-trained computer scientist and was selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in recognition of his entrepreneurial work. He received is S.B. and M. Eng degrees from MIT.
Ikigai Labs Investor
Ion Stoica
Professor @ UC Berkeley
Co-founder @ Databricks
Co-founder @ Anyscale
Britney Barrows
Vinayak previously co-founded Wellframe ($45MM+ funding to date) to help leading health plans utilize A.I. to manage their complex patient populations.

He is an MIT-trained computer scientist and was selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in recognition of his entrepreneurial work. He received is S.B. and M. Eng degrees from MIT.
Ikigai Labs team
John Tsitsiklis
Professor @ MIT
Britney Barrows
Vinayak previously co-founded Wellframe ($45MM+ funding to date) to help leading health plans utilize A.I. to manage their complex patient populations.

He is an MIT-trained computer scientist and was selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in recognition of his entrepreneurial work. He received is S.B. and M. Eng degrees from MIT.
Dahle Munther Ikigai Labs
Munther Dahleh
Professor @ MIT
Britney Barrows
Vinayak previously co-founded Wellframe ($45MM+ funding to date) to help leading health plans utilize A.I. to manage their complex patient populations.

He is an MIT-trained computer scientist and was selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in recognition of his entrepreneurial work. He received is S.B. and M. Eng degrees from MIT.
Rajesh Ikigai Labs
Rajesh Radhakrishnan
EVP @ Automation Anywhere
Britney Barrows
Vinayak previously co-founded Wellframe ($45MM+ funding to date) to help leading health plans utilize A.I. to manage their complex patient populations.

He is an MIT-trained computer scientist and was selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in recognition of his entrepreneurial work. He received is S.B. and M. Eng degrees from MIT.
Ikigai Labs
Many more Founders, CEOs
$10B+ Public Companies
Britney Barrows
Vinayak previously co-founded Wellframe ($45MM+ funding to date) to help leading health plans utilize A.I. to manage their complex patient populations.

He is an MIT-trained computer scientist and was selected to the Forbes 30 under 30 list in recognition of his entrepreneurial work. He received is S.B. and M. Eng degrees from MIT.