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ABOUT US

We're on a mission to bring AI to everyone

We believe there’s an AI superhero in all of us. From business leaders to data scientists and everyone in between, our passion – and our Ikigai - is to educate, empower, and enable the next generation of AI experts.

Our core values

Earn trust
Build trustworthy and explainable AI for confident, repeatable business decisions
AI education for all
Empower new skills and new ways of doing business in an AI-powered world
One team, one dream
Create a culture of respect, understanding, and inclusivity
Drive for excellence
Create with purpose and relentlessly seek feedback in pursuit of continuous improvement

Our story

With a combination of enterprise expertise and deep research in the field of AI, we help scale enterprises with AI by solving data engineering and modeling problems for business users and data scientists alike. Our unique ability to unlock value in tabular and time series data through AI-powered data harmonization, forecasting, dynamic learning and planning, is our Ikigai, our purpose in the world of AI.
2004 - 2016
Building the foundation for LGMs
  • MIT-based research, teaching, and authoring in the field of AI and data science
  • Published research in Domain Agnostic Model learning
  • Scalable compute with PubSub
2019
Early success
  • First product, Prexcell, released as a Google Sheets add-in for prediction
  • Two National Science Foundation (NSF) grants awarded
2020 - 2022
Ikigai is launched
  • Ikigai launched as the first low code/no code generative AI platform built on Large Graphical Models
  • aiMatch, aiCast, and aiPlan algorithms productized and launched
  • First horizontal and vertical solutions released
2023
AI Academy opens
  • Ikigai delivers on its mission to bring AI education to all

Leadership team

Bringing the best from the worlds of business and academia
Devavrat Shah
Devavrat Shah
Co-founder and CEO
Vinayak Ramesh
Vinayak Ramesh
Co-founder & Chief Customer Officer
Kamal Ahluwalia
Kamal Ahluwalia
President
Jae Sim
Jae Sim
Head of Engineering
Stephanie Young
Stephanie Young
Head of Product
Paul Marca
Paul Marca
VP of Learning & Dean of Ikigai Labs Academy
Florence Fung
Florence Fung
VP of FInance
Gopkiran Rao
Gopkiran Rao
VP of Product and Solution Marketing
Ben Allen
Ben Allen
VP of GTM Operations

Our investors

Testimonials

"Ikigai's ability to simultaneously solve several challenges with time series – missing data, forecasting with accuracy, learning from multiple time-series in presence of continual change – really positions them as a premier option for enterprise clients."
Ashu Garg, General Partner
"Ikigai's founding team possesses a depth of industry and go-to-market expertise that can push the AI frontier to the center of business operations and decisions. Their innovation with large graphical models will be embraced by all enterprises that look to apply generative AI to drive meaningful business insights"
Sandesh Patnam, Managing Partner
“The status quo can’t continue. This is why we're partnering with Ikigai Labs. We are going to drive a seismic shift. Through the utilization of AI technology, we are going to empower organizations to achieve optimal performance while caring for the well-being of their workforce. It’s a quantum leap forward.”
CEO
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