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Social network analysis and graph data visualization
Founded1 January 2013; 7 years ago (2013-01-01) in Paris, France
FounderSébastien Heymann, David Rapin, Jean Villedieu

Linkurious is a French software company that provides social network analysis primarily through graph visualization.


Linkurious was founded in 2013 by Sébastien Heymann, David Rapin and Jean Villedieu following the development of Gephi, which was inspired by the prototype for Stanford’s Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis project Mapping the Republic of Letters and looked at connections across thousands of communities in Europe and North America during The Enlightenment.[1]


Linkurious Enterprise provides search and visualization capabilities for various graph databases such as Neo4j, TitanDB, DataStax and AllegroGraph.[2][3]

Linkurious' graph visualization tool is used for NASA's Lessons Learned database, identifying connections between seemingly unlikely subjects, such as a correlation between contaminated fluid and battery fire risk.[4][5]

Panama Papers

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists used a commercial version of Linkurious and Neo4j in the investigation of the Panama papers, uncovering 4.8 million leaked files consisting of emails, 3 million database entries, 2.2 million PDFs, 1.2 million images, 320,000 text files, and 2242 files, evidence of money laundering, tax evasion or political corruption.[6][7]

ICIJ also utilized the software during the Swiss Leaks investigation that revealed a massive tax evasion scheme in which 180.6 billion euros passed through HSBC accounts.[8][9]


  1. News, Stanford. "Visualization tool prototyped by Stanford humanities scholars aids the investigation of ‘Panama Papers’ | The Dish" (in en). 
  2. "Startup Delivers Visual Search Tool for Neo4j Graphs". 2015-04-20. 
  3. Miller, Ron. "DataStax adds graph databases to enterprise Cassandra product set". 
  4. Melendez, Steven. "NASA Is Harnessing Graph Databases To Organize Lessons Learned From Past Projects". 
  5. "Llis". 
  6. "How France's Linkurious helped reporters use data visualization to make sense of the Panama Papers". 7 April 2016. 
  7. "Wrangling 2.6TB of data: The people and the technology behind the Panama Papers". 
  8. "Linkurious, la pépite révélée grâce aux « Panama Papers »". 5 April 2016. 
  9. "SwissLeaks : on n'a soulevé qu'un coin du tapis". 10 February 2015. was the original source. Read more.