Kumu makes it easy to organize complex data into relationship maps that are beautiful to look at and a pleasure to use.

Founded on Oahu in 2011 by two brothers, Jeff and Ryan Mohr, to help people make sense of complicated relationships.

We’re a remote team with roots in Oahu and Silicon Valley. Driven by our work with the Omidyar family, we are dedicated to helping organizations create lasting impact. We’ve seen first hand how easy it can be for organizations to spend billions of dollars and not make significant progress.

The initial idea for Kumu (which means “source of wisdom” in Hawaiian) came from a need to visualize relationships in the Hawaii renewable energy space. Existing tools were overly academic and painful to use—so we decided to build one of our own. The result was a step forward, but ultimately the network map wasn’t all that valuable by itself.