Collibra is a small but high growth Data Governance software company. Its research and development is done in Europe, but deploys most of its sales and marketing activities through its US headquarters in New York (60% of the customers are US based).
The company’s technology originally derived from research into semantics, which was first commercialised in 2008.
The company has grown to over a thousand employees with over 700 enterprise customers across the globe and now has offices from Canada to Australia. The company has attracted a lot of capital investment, with the last financing round valuing the company at $5.25 billion. Customers include Adobe, Credit Suisse, Equifax, and Heineken.
Collibra specialises in data governance software and supporting data stewardship for structured data. As such it is the only vendor that specifically focuses on this market to the exclusion of other capabilities. Its solutions—Data Stewardship Manager, Business Glossary, Reference Data Accelerator and the Data Governance Center (which combines the other three)—should be regarded as complementary to traditional suppliers of data quality and master data management software.