Incorporated in 2004, Zengobi, Inc. is a privately held company based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

zen⋅gobi | zen-'gO-bE | noun

zen — Japanese
A Japanese sect of Mahayana Buddhism that aims at enlightenment by direct intuition through meditation.
gobius — Latin
A small spiny-finned fish. The sand goby is a small fish that swims in the shallow waters off the shores of North Carolina (not too far from our offices).

In late 2002, before incorporating, we began work on a new type of application. One that blends the freeform flexibility of a whiteboard, sketchbook, and notebook with the organizational capabilities found in asset management and task management applications. The user interface and feature set were prototyped and refined over a period of several months with the help of a focus group composed of creative designers.

The result is Curio — an innovative and visual application for information gathering, brainstorming, and creative exploration.

Since its release in early 2004, Curio has garnered innovation awards and fantastic reviews from all around the world. Our thousands of customers are an eclectic mix of students and professors, engineers and designers, lawyers and writers, entrepreneurs and filmmakers, and everyone in-between.

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Press Resources

Zengobi Curio Press Kit

Zengobi "Curio 10 and Curiota" Press Kit

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