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Collibra is an enterprising software company and a spin-off from the Laboratory for Semantic Technology and Applications Research (STARLab) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The company aims to valorize 10 years of experience in application-oriented research on semantic technology. In 2008 the company was founded by Felix Van de Maele, Stijn Christiaens, Pieter de Leenheer and Damien Trog. Business ecosystems have evolved from rigid value chains towards agile, globalized value networks. Within this reality, the need for exchange, integration and understanding of heterogeneous information has become of strategic and competitive importance for companies all around the world. The ICT world as we know it today is faced with a rampant increase in isolated metadata and a massive load of scattered legacy data. Collibra is convinced that building the next generation of businesses requires a paradigm shift that reaches beyond the technological level. To this end, the mission of Collibra is to deliver tangible solutions for capturing and sharing business semantics in order to empower efficient and sustainable integration, management and delivery of diverse business information.



2008: Collibra is founded
2012: €1 mio raised from Newion a.o.
2012: Collibra explores US market
2013: launch Governance Center 4.0, a Data Steward focused platform
2017: $50 mio Series C Financing with ICONIQ Capital, Battery Ventures
2017: biggest Belgian growth company
2019: first Belgian unicorn



Collibra NV
Felix Van de Maele, CEO

Belgium office
Oorlogskruisenlaan 116
B-1120 Brussels

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