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Who We Are

ActiveNav was founded in 2008. We started with 7 people and today we’re a team of 60ish, spread across 3 continents and 20+ cities around the world. Our corporate headquarters are just outside Washington D.C.

We’re engineers, designers, runners, gardeners, chefs, photographers, bikers, parents, skiers, cosplayers, hikers, gamers, travelers, mountain climbers, friends, race car drivers, readers, volunteers, and car enthusiasts.

We value loyalty, accountability, and communication. Learn more about our core values here. We also care deeply about creating a sustainable future, supporting charitable causes, and are proud members of Pledge 1%.

12 Years and Counting

ActiveNav was originally founded to commercialize innovative hypertext systems research carried out at the University of Southampton in the UK. As data evolves, so do we and we’re not slowing down anytime soon.

We raised our first round of institutional funding in November of 2019, a Series A lead by Mobeus, to accelerate our growth and software evolution. This year, we decided to change our name to what everyone familiar with us called us already: “ActiveNav.”

We also launched our new SaaS product, ActiveNav Inventory, and created a new category: Data Mapping as a Service (DMaaS). You can learn more about ActiveNav Inventory here.

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  • Product deployed across 6 continents and 28 countries
  • 4 offices, in 3 countries
  • More than 10 billion files indexed
  • 12 years of data-driven experience
  • 20,000+ deployment hours, helping customers inventory and action their content

What We Do

We’re data experts. We’ve been doing this for over a decade and have helped some of the world’s largest private and public organizations discover, classify, and manage their data. Our globally proven methodology is driven by 10s of thousands of hours of practical experience.

We have a history of innovation, with achievements such as Gartner’s Cool Vendor status, various Microsoft platform certifications, and we’re a founding member of the US Information Governance Initiative, a cross-disciplinary think tank.

How We Work

We are intensely customer-centric and prioritization of our client’s needs is central to what we do. If there’s ever a problem, we jump in to solve it right alongside you. Don’t just take our word for it…you can read our Gartner Peer Insights reviews here.

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