Collibra first Belgian startup valued at $1 billion
CapitalG, an investment arm of Google parent Alphabet, has led a $100 million funding round in the data technology spin-off Collibra. The investment puts the company on a list of startups known as unicorns that have a value of $1 billion or more.
Collibra is a leading Data Governance Software company and a spin-off from the Laboratory for Semantic Technology and Applications Research (STARLab) at the VUB. The company was founded in 2008 by Felix Van de Maele, Stijn Christiaens, Pieter de Leenheer and Damien Trog. Today more than 350 people work at Collibra.