Our mission is to increase the world's scientific output
Science should be at the cutting edge, but the way it's done has
changed in decades. We're here to upgrade the scientific method.
Empowering top scientists
Researchers at some of the world's top scientific institutions use
accelerate and improve the quality of their work.
Collaboration is transforming science
”I was impressed by the power of a good collaborative tool. One outcome I noticed right away was increased efficiency. [An experiment] that would have taken me a month was completed within two weeks.”
“COVID really was what made us commit [to digitizing lab notebooks]. All of us being alone and needing access to former students’ experiments so we can write grants and plan our next experiments.”
Backed by brilliant investors
Colabra is funded by Village Global, a top VC firm backed by Jeff Bezos,
Gates, Reid Hoffman, Abby Johnson, Magic Johnson, Anne Wojcicki & more.
Our stance on building software for better science.
Build for the scientists
Scientific software tools should be built with the end users — the scientists — in mind. Making scientists productive is more important than keeping managers happy.
Scientific software products should be opinionated. It's the only way the product can truly do the heavy lifting for you. Flexible products let everyone invent their own workflows, which leads to avoidable errors and unreproducible science.
Aim for clarity
Don’t add unnecessary features, and keep the interface simple. Don’t invent terms, don’t add complexity where it didn’t exist before. Make scientists’ lives easier.
Write a changelog
Consistent changelogs communicate to the user new features, the value they get from your product, and your commitment to improving it.
Create magical experiences
Many scientists are used to having to use the lowest common denominator of tools for many years, if not decades. Create magical experiences for these scientists, and allow them to do things they never thought possible.
Join our team
We're a remote-first team passionate about the potential of
design and science to change the world to the better.