Press Release • October 13, 2022

Alation CEO Honored by Goldman Sachs for Entrepreneurship

Satyen Sangani recognized as one of the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2022 at Builders and Innovators Summit

Redwood City, Calif. – October 13, 2022 –  Alation Inc., the data intelligence company, today announced Satyen Sangani, CEO and co-founder, was recognized by Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) as one of the Most Exceptional Entrepreneurs of 2022 at its Builders and Innovators Summit in Healdsburg, California. Goldman Sachs selected Sangani from a deep pool of visionaries that span industries and will be honored at the two-day event.

Before Alation, Sangani’s rise to entrepreneurship started with a career at Morgan Stanley as an analyst and as an associate with the private investment firm, Texas Pacific Group. He pivoted careers from the banking industry to technology, where he spent nearly a decade at Oracle solving problems that left him feeling that much more innovation was needed in data and how people use it. In founding Alation, Satyen aspired to help people objectively observe the world around them through data, empowering them to improve it. He committed himself to empowering a curious and rational world where everyone, regardless of technical skill set, could find and understand data and use it to make better decisions.

“This recognition comes at a time when Alation is experiencing hyper-accelerated growth as the global demand for data intelligence platforms heightens,” said Satyen Sangani, co-founder and CEO of Alation. “We pioneered the data catalog category and are leading its evolution into a platform for data intelligence. We’re extremely proud of our momentum – underscored by our recently surpassing $100 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR). It is an honor to be recognized by Goldman Sachs for Alation’s success, and every one of my colleagues at Alation knows that there are so many more problems to solve in helping use data to its fullest effect.”

“We’re delighted to recognize Satyen Sangani as one of the most exceptional entrepreneurs of 2022,” said David M. Solomon, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs. “The 2022 Builders and Innovators have each made extraordinary contributions to a wide range of fields, and all of us are looking forward to meeting with these innovative thinkers.”

About Alation

Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, enabling self-service analytics, cloud transformation, data governance, and AI-ready data. More than 550 enterprises build data culture and improve data-driven decision-making with Alation, including Cisco, Nasdaq, Pfizer, Salesforce, and Virgin Australia. Alation has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list four times, is a 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ in tech and Best Workplaces™ for Women, and recognized as a 2022 and 2023 UK’s Best Workplaces™. For more information, visit

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