Recorded Future Inc. is a software company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that has the mission and technology to analyze what the world and people know about the future. As such, it specializes in web intelligence and predictive analysis. Recorded Future uses what they call a temporal analytics engine. Basically, the company provides analysis and forecasting tools that help analysts predict and record future events based on scanned Internet sources. The information are then extracted, measured, and visualized to show patterns and networks between the past, present, and eventually, the future.
Founded by Christopher Ahlberg in 2008, Recorded Future has received investments from Google and the CIA through their investment bodies, Google Ventures and In-Q-Tel. Aside from its Cambridge headquarters, it also has an office in Gothenburg, Sweden. Its customers include Fortune 500 company, various financial institutions, and government agencies across the world. It is said that its revenues reach over $100 million annually.