Our Mission

We believe in people set on a mission to accomplish the impossible. Why do we say this? Because nothing is really impossible. We want organizations that defy reality.

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Our Story

Karleki started on MIT campus during the pandemic

Because of Coronavirus, we felt that the world had started to evolve rapidly in the direction of decentralization, transparency, and genuineness. We wanted to join and accelerate the inevitable shift. Today, we offer data on millions of organizations for that any person around the world can access easily.

Our mission

We embrace revolution

When revolutions happen, nothing remains the same. The digital revolution has just started. Technology will rewrite how society functions many more times over the coming century.




A Letter from our founder

Want to know the future? I predict... that the future will blow our minds. One thing is for certain. Life has an uncanny ability to throw curveballs. And after it's thrown so many that we are reeling, life will chuck another few at us for good measure. When this happens, we feel anxiety, anger, and fear towards our lives. But there is hope. Everything always works out. Life has too much magic to leave us wanting more. Life is infinite. How can you want more than infinity?

Life is suffering. Right? What is suffering anyways? What if suffering is not bad? Then suffering becomes experience. Experience is neither good nor bad. Experience describes the act of our inner child peering out cautiously at a big world. Think about this. We have 7.96 billion people alive on our planet. Each of us has our own subjective experience in life. Do you think any of us have the same experience? Maybe for a brief period, but in general our lives differ so much that we take our own journey through life. If you grabbed one person from every country and forced them to live together for ten years, they would not have the same experience. Why? Because they come from different backgrounds, speak different languages, and view the world from the lenses of their own culture. Imagine 7.96 different opinions of reality. 7,960,000,000 different variations of reality. How can we ever talk about reality and think we know what is best for another person? We cannot even begin to understand their experiences.

What about you? What is your story? I would reckon that when you dig into your life and recount the most defining experiences in your life, you will find no one that shares the exact combination you have. People used to spend their entire lives in one town or city. Nowadays, we come together for periods of time to work, learn, or play together. Then we separate. Lifetime friends? Maybe in the past. Nowadays, everything feels like it's in flux. Coronavirus threw the biggest curveball of the 21st century. Within a few months, our governments forced a reality upon us that we would have never expected. Burdened by depression and severe loneliness, most of us had to find happiness in the mundane and within ourselves. You may think life is random. I do not think so. To me, every single thing in life happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason for an event cannot be understood until later but there is always a reason. Why did Coronavirus happen? Coronavirus happened because God wanted to give us a little jolt. Change that would have otherwise taken 20 years to occur happened overnight. People who could afford to quit their jobs left the workplace in droves. Employees, finding emancipation from corporate slavery through active-status mouse-movers, vowed to never step foot in an office again. Who would sit in an office when you can go golfing and still pretend to work? I kid, but seriously.

In a blink of an eye, it feels that our oceans will boil away and our morals will be replaced by the soullessness of modern technology. Perhaps there is some truth to this. Bad things happen every day. Because of our technology, we find out about disasters practically live. This interconnectedness has led to a fall-out of social relationships. Because we can message anyone, we never reach out to anyone. Software platforms like Facebook and Tinder that once promised us friendship and love now enable addiction. People are tired of social bragging on Instagram. How many of your friends are overflowing with joy for you when they see that artsy Acai bowl and latte you had for breakfast? Meanwhile, Mark won't shut up about his metaverse.

Why am I so pessimistic? To be honest I don't think I'm a pessimistic but rather a realist. I am dedicated to understand the nature of the world. The Plague Year (coined by the New York Times) has disrupted every person in the world. But maybe not for worse. Just like a forest fires clear way for new plant growth, ends often bring about new beginnings. If flames did not engulf the old, diseased trees, how can new saplings gain the light and nutrients they need? That being said, I want to ask you this. Would you consider the possibility that we are on the verge of a breakthrough unprecedented in history? What will this breakthrough consist of? A new age of human experience, defined by the aligning of technology and human want. What will this new age be defined by? Rapid innovation, constant flux, and a redefining of man. Through neural-networks that optimize everything and an explosion of raw data that offers a solution to any problem, we will accelerate progress as humanity.

Our current historical breakdown of social norms is the best thing that has ever happened to the world. We have reached the end of the ages. The great judgement is upon us. No, the world is not ending. But people will diverge as they are judged by the universe. The explosion of the internet and software has led to democratization at an astounding scale. Any person, with a cheap internet connection has infinite knowledge at their fingertips. The improvement of Moore's law is exponential, unlike the improvement of the Middle Ages that was linear with a slope of .01. Exponential growth has and will continue to wipe out fortunes. As a collective, we continune to chip away at unfair societal rules. We already abolished royal lineages, next to fall will be old-money. Through a combination of inflation, public outrage, and incredibly tempting money-making schemes like cryptocurrency, I do not think ill-deserved inheritances will last long in our coming decades. We are reaching a level of equality never seen before in the history of the world.

What will this mean? It will mean that we will see extremely talented and hard-working people rise in society while mediocore people will fall to the side. Technology is forcing everyone to get educated quick. You have to get an education. Smooth-talking and connections will work less and less.

Okay I will stop ranting and get to the point. What does all this have to do with Karleki anyways?

The point: we are in the midst of great change. The future is an open book. What will you choose to write? Karleki acts as a hedge against and fulfillment of the future. Globalization will happen whether we like it or not. Software will power all the most important interactions we have as people. From navigation in unknown territory, recording snapshots of our experiences, and communicating with distant people, we will only become more reliant on technology. That being said, it is about time that we have an official operating system for the world. Cue Karleki.

What is an operating system for the world? My best and unsatisfactory answer is that I don't know exactly. What I do know is that the United States has, in the words of Zachary Karabell, author of Inside Money: Brown Brothers Harriman and the American Way of Power, found a formula for economic success and national power that had made it richer and stronger than any nation in the world. And that formula, at its heart, involved a dynamic unleashing of industry fueled by a steady stream of money. In other words, we as a nation are becoming the operating system in every corner of the globe. This is not even American exceptionalism but really just the reality of free markets. Our operating system has worked for centuries now, lasting through depressions and world wars, emerging on top. We want to capture the essence of this operating system, the dynamics of American capitalism, as a software platform and further accelerate global adoption of capitalist and free-market innovation funded by sophisticated financial products. This mode of operating consists of a few different fundamental human interactions including customer search/awareness, sales cycles, hiring/management, and corporate innovation.

We can attempt to classify any activity of the members of a corporation into one of these four categories. Customer search/awareness stands for the search engine that brings us results for our requests. Advertising raises customer awareness of a product or service. Any search platform aids the ability of potential customers to search for a satisfactory result to their problem. Sales cycles are the B2B version of advertising. Because every customer has a high monetary value in B2B, companies can afford to have salesmen focused exclusively on the management and selling of a few accounts. Advertising/marketing targets the crowd, sales sells to high-value potential clients/customers. Hiring/management and innovation/invention come hand-in-hand. The success of a venture or corporation depends on the quality and methods by which they provide value for society. This could mean anything from an invesment fund finding good companies to invest in and providing good returns to a farmer producing high-quality produce for less than the price of sale. The important thing about creating value as a company is that it requires both the ability to manage and the ability to innovate. These two skills are epitomized in our CEO and Inventor. The best companies will have a leader who realizes that good management requires innovation is useless just as good innovation requires management. Once we throw in external limiting factors such as finances and regulation, we quickly realize high-value products and services are not easy to produce. That is why the life of an entrepreneur is so incredibly stressful but immensely rewarding when successful.

How does our theory of value-creation fit into our current business environment?

Apple and Microsoft have built vehicles to take us through the metaverse. They may become more and more like utilities as time goes on. Apple offers a hardware/software-integrated device operating system for the global elite. Windows offers the device operating system for all other computer hardware. The closest thing we have to a global operating system is Google. Google supplies the answer transportation network for every wish and question. They may seem like an intimidating monopoly but we have seen much more powerful monopolies disappear overnight. What is Google's weakness? Defensibility and scope. Search engines are not hard to build, look at Bing. You just need the storage for millions of terabytes of data. Getting the users is hard. Users come to Google because they pioneered a slightly better search two decades ago and then created Gmail and Chrome. The problem? They have mastered the unstructured query but structured data is hard to fit into their operating models. Luck for us, people evolve and what we want tomorrow will be fundamentally different from today. Google's fundamental business model and scraping methodologies have remained largely static for close to two decades now. The world comes to their doorstep. They don't move. They have been incredibly lucky so far. But what happens when what we know now as a "webpage" evolves?

We in America lead the frontier of technological innovation. We invented the internet and the world is coming online rapidly. Our infrastructure will evolve as our needs change. We are in the early days of natural language processing, our ability to understand and manipulate language through computers is extremely limited. That will be the downfall of Google. They will fail because of their inability to enable real people to help other real people. They do not understand people, remember their disastrous attempt at social media, Google+? They have robots serving output of other robotic servers. Robots are great slaves but terrible lovers. Google gets both its content and revenue through companies rather than people trying to help other people. They do not embody the love and life that we fundamentally seek in our human experience.

The companies and organizations that will thrive in the coming decades will be the ones that enable global cooperation. That is the most powerful trend of this century. We at Karleki have dedicated ourselves to uncovering the patterns of the world. How do we do this? By breaking down the world from the top-down. We start with every country, state, and city in the world. Then we attempt to identify every organization in these areas. We paint a picture with the most objectivity we can muster. We focus only on numbers. Numbers are harder to misunderstand than words. Words are really inaccurate. Experts in information theory know that words only work as much as the person we speak to shares the same definition of a word. Most people do not share the same definitions.

In computer parlance, we are depth-first-search (DFS) people. Many platform operate with breadth-first-search (BFS). We want to uncover every intricacy and data point about only cities and companies in the world. The other things? We'll deal with them later. Maybe in the future but we have enough of a task in front of us. There are trillions and trillions of latent data points relating to a country or industry, waiting for us to discover them through a blend of social science, language processing, and mathematics. All that is required is an open, flexible mind, and dogged determination. Once we discover the language of mathematics embedded in the actions of humans, we will unlock a new level of innovation and self-discovery that will rocket past anything we know currently. Who will do this? The top 20%. More and more people in the coming ages will become slaves to technology, consuming a constant stream of unsatiating entertainment. On the other hand, the motivated and disciplined will have the ride of a lifetime unlocking secrets to the universe. You may ask, why? What rights do these elitists have I don't? None, they have just dedicate themselves to growth and learning more than you.

I hope my direct speaking has not offended you. If it has... thanks for letting me know. Nowadays, everybody seems to be offended by everything. I have decided to no longer spend time with humans, only nature and animals. Just kidding. But seriously.

I speak directly because I have spent much of my life beating around the bush, afraid to offend people. Ralph Waldo Emerson, the great depressed creative, said "Life is not measured by its length, but by its depth." Einstein discovered that time is a whole lot more relative than we think. Time passes a lot faster for some people and slower for others. If time is relative, what is certain? Do anything your heart calls you to. Don't end up in jail but anything else - do it. Embarrass yourself, stretch your limits, take a risk. You will discover the meaning of life when you engage in every experience. How do I know this? Socrates said "To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom." He then followed up by completely destroying any grand ambitions we had by telling us "The more I learn, the less I realize I know." The most famous philosopher of the world tells us to understand ourselves and then tells us the more we learn the less we actually understand. In other words, keep trying even though we'll never get anywhere...? Or maybe life is infinite. We are infinite. The depths of our love, compassion, and dreams are infinite. We have no limits. Technology is limited but continues to advance every day. The technology of old was analog, modern technology is digital. That means that we have started to tap into the infiniteness of electricity. Our limitless capacity is the reason we must utilize technology rather than let technology define us.

I am positive the most infinite and beautiful thing on earth are people. We even surpass the grandness of nature. Would you rather spend a day with the most beautiful man/woman in the world or a day at the most beautiful nature spot in the world? Most would choose the former. Jesus Christ, the God of western civilization gave his life for you. People for two millenia have relied on simultaneous judgment of Romans 3:23 and the love of John 3:16 to justify discipline and despondency that can in turn be replaced by faith, love, hope. Revelations 21:3 says "Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them..." God has already come to dwell amongst men through the life of Jesus. The Bible is really just one big narration of God's love for man. God, the infinite King of the universe, loves us more than we can even imagine. That is the promise that has captures hearts. Regardless of what you think about the Bible, it is the oldest and most widely read book in history. If we want to find answers to the human experience, we start with the Bible.

If we want to summarize the teachings of the Christian God, we find the answer in Jesus' commandment in the gospel of Matthew. Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Regardless of whether you believe God exists, you are already following his commandments. We are the product of love between parents and we will fall in love with someone or something in our lives. We see the infinity of God's creation every single day. Anything infinite is God. We are the most incredible representation of the love and infiniteness of an almighty creator and we cannot help but be depdendent on love for happiness

Why does it matter whether God loves us or not? How does that affect my life? God and his love has already pervaded everything you are. Every single one of us comes from a man and woman, the foundation of a family. What is family? People held together through love. I'm sure you already love people.

The founders of the United States of America were deeply religious men and women. That being said, the United States of America is not a Christian nation. Our founding fathers deeply believed in God, but not always a Christian God. Most were Deists, believers in the God that reveals himself through nature and lets the world run more or less without interference. Thomas Jefferson created his version of the Bible. Thomas Paine denounced the vehemently attacked the Old Testament to be the work of a single author. We must embrace religious toleration. In our very declaration of independence, we have multiple mentions of the laws of nature as first outlined by John Locke in the 17th century when he criticized the right of kings that claim authority due to being "divine descendants of Adam." The United States has become the superpower of modern history because we embrace democracy and freedom. No country in history has better protected the freedom and rights of the individual than the United States. Much of this is due to the wisdom and actions of the founding fathers. All entrepreneurs would do well to study these founders.

As I draw to a close I want to challenge you the reader with a question, what do you want from life?

Once you know what you want, what are you doing to accomplish your goal? Does your heart and soul align with your goal? Are you the type that will give up life for your dream or are you the type that can dwell in obscurity for eternity? If you have an impossible goal, Karleki can help. Look at the dominant industries of countries. Understand the business models and market forces of the most lucrative enterprises. Learn and contribute in our forums. One of best lessons I learned from the founders of investment funds - find patterns. Find patterns in life. Patterns exist everywhere. They repeat themselves often. Very often. You just have to clear your mind to receive signals from the universe. Remember, behind the infinite possible data points about the United States lies the souls and stories of 334 million people. Many of these souls share similar experiences for some periods of time. This overlap of experience will result in patterns that you will be able to detect and gradually understand. Your concept of reality will expand and power up in the process. Then you can tackle your next questions. And so on. The cycle will always repeat. You will never hit a permanent wall. This journey can take you to places you can never imagine. Keep searching and discovering for the rest of your life. Your life will deepen in meaning and joy. Remember, even if you hypothetically understand everything about the United States, you understand a mere 4.2% of the world. How much of the world do you have left to understand? A lot. Later on, once you’re established, once you find your footing, when you find security for you and the ones you love, give back. Help others achieve. That is how we love. I wish you the best of luck. Remember the words of John D. Rockefeller, "as long as I do something with my heart, I will never fail."

Our Values

The values that shape everything we do at Karleki

Embrace Technology

Inventions have changed the world since the beginning of time. We aim to use the best inventions and invent new ones.

Reach the Finish Line

We set goals and achieve them. Then we move to our next objective. Constant progress and goal setting is mandatory.

Accelerate, accelerate

Momentum is powerful. We move fast but with careful planning.

Be Objective

We constantly seek to use key indicators gauge our progress. This often means using data to tell us the real story.

Hit the Bullseye

We will always make mistakes but we learn from them. We will make sure to execute the right way next time.

Collaboration

We never hesitate to learn from others. Our partners and teammates are the most important piece of the puzzle.