Alation addresses the gap between the availability of big data and human accessibility. Alation software empowers people to find, use, and govern data for better, faster decisions. Its data accessibility platform observes how users and systems interact with data, combining those observations with machine learning and human insight to centralize the organizational knowledge on data and ensure that it is always up-to-date.

You care about data because you want to learn—about your customers, your supply chain, your employees, and everything else going on with your business. But, your data is complex, spread across different departments, databases, and encoded in formats that are hard to comprehend. Alation centralizes knowledge about your company’s data and how to use it, unlocking the unrealized insights in your data systems and most experienced employees.

Alation’s enterprise data accessibility platform empowers employees inside of data-driven enterprises to find, understand, and use the right data for better, faster business decisions. Alation combines the power of machine learning with human insight to automatically capture information about what the data describes, where the data comes from, who’s using it and how it’s used. Alation is based in sunny Redwood City and funded by Andreessen Horowitz, Bloomberg Beta, Costanoa Venture Capital, Data Collective, and General Catalyst Partners. Customers include eBay, MarketShare, Square, and some of the world’s largest finance and retail firms.
Company Growth (employees)
Redwood City, US
Size (employees)
52 (est)+9%
Alation was founded in 2015-09-16 and is headquartered in Redwood City, US

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Alation has office in Redwood City
Redwood City, US

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$9 m

Latest funding size

$9 m

Time since last funding

about 2 years


We estimate that Alation's latest funding round in March 2015 was $9 m. In total, Alation has raised $9 m
We estimate that Alation's current employees are approximately 19% female and 81% male.

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