Who we are
Triving towards the web we want.
Lines of code
We were founded by 5 experienced technology professionals in 2017. The idea was to develop business-critical and user-oriented web-applications that have impact based on open data standards.
What users want from data is insights. Insight is gained when knowledge interacts with knowledge: therefore, data should flow freely throughout systems, rather than being stored in ‘data silos’.
That is why we prefer to work with semantically structured data models, which allow for data reusability, seamless integration, easy sharing, and automatic enrichment. In short, more insight, less waste.
Since our founding, we have kept growing. Based in the heart of Brussels, we have an international outlook, and our coworkers come from all across Europe.
What are we all about?
Some of the things we like
We consider ourselves an Open source company. Whenever possible we prefer to use Open Source, we contribute to open source projects, and we publish our work under open source licenses when we can.
We prefer not to publish data using proprietary standards, as we think this is often inefficient. By instead adopting open standards and semantics, we make our data more powerful and interoperable.
Too often, web services and applications rely on a single point of failure. By switching to decentralized models, we make our products faster and more reliable.
We prize innovation above everything else. We contribute to several research projects and invest substantially in research and development, including Open source projects.
The web we want
The web is one of the most important inventions of all time. It is important that it stays open and accessible to everybody. Today, the major tech companies and some governments are closing off parts of the web and making it difficult for smaller actors to compete in other areas. Many of them combine their immense power with a predatory approach to how they handle user data and privacy.
They are creating a ‘web of walls’.
The web should instead be an open and safe arena, a public good. As a company, we believe we can change the web by being careful in what technologies we use and what actors we cooperate with. By committing to open standards, Open Source and semantic technologies, and collaborating with like-minded actors we can help bring about the web we want.