Creating a culture where anyone can find, understand and trust their data.
Founded in 2012, Alation pioneered the modern data catalog. As the first company dedicated to helping companies connect their employees to company data, Alation combines machine learning and human collaboration to bring confidence to data-driven decisions, allowing any employee to find, understand and trust the data they want to analyze.
Icon invested in the Series B round in 2017. The team was poised to win: Satyen Sangani and his highly technical founding team understood the practicalities of working with scaled metadata, and they were backed by seasoned sales and marketing executives who knew how to establish a new category and nurture early customers. Today, Alation serves more than 200 enterprises and has more than 300,000 users worldwide.