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Katana Graph

High-performance graph processing and analytics

21-100 employees
  • B2B
  • Big data
  • Analytics
  • Machine Learning
  • Financial Services
  • SaaS
  • Cyber Security
  • Science
West Campus, Austin, TX

Company mission

To bring new efficiency and utility to graph analytics, mining, and databases.

Top investors

84% employee growth in 12 months

Otta's take

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Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

With datasets becoming larger across almost every business sector, the analysis and management of large-scale and unstructured data are becoming a laborious process. Various existing tech startups provide automatic analysis and data categorization software, but the enormous datasets found in the data landscape of today are yet to have a dedicated solution.

Katana Graph provides a digital analytics engine that facilitates the end-to-end storage, ingestion, and analysis of very large sets of unstructured data. As a result, the company claims its software can help produce graphs and actionable insights in under half an hour, a process that would normally take days when applied to trillions of data points.

Despite many startups aiming to tackle the automatic analysis of raw datasets, Katana Graph holds a unique concept by applying AI, GPUs, and FPGAs to accelerate the generation of large-scale graphs. The startup also aims to make the migration to their analysis tools frictionless, by facilitating connectivity with Python code and the open query graph language OpenCyper.


  • Work from home opportunities

Funding (1 round)

Feb 2021




Total funding

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Chris Rossbach Pingali


Chris worked at several Silicon Valley Startups before working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, Austin. They co-founded Katana Graph in 2020 with Keshav, serving since as CTO.

Keshav served as Chair of Computing at the University of Texas, while working in the Computer Engineering, Computer Science, and Computational Engineering departments. They co-founded Katana Graphs with Chris, serving since 2020 as CEO.