In an interview with New York Times, Tim Berners-Lee, one of the most important people of the 20th century and the mastermind behind the World Wide Web stated that big platforms have too much power and they are built on too much personal data. Too many players are trying to gather too much data, thereby putting consumers and companies at risk. A better way to curb this risk is to give consumers the control over their own data and the ability to choose who to share that data with. That’s the purpose behind this Brussels-based data privacy startup Datavillage.
Secures €1M funding
In a recent move, Datavillage secured €1M funding in a mix of equity and grants along with the regional aid for research and innovation. The company will use the fresh funds to grow its team with key talent. “At the moment we’re working on various pilots of personal artificial intelligence and we’re finalizing our platform in order to bring it to the right maturity for industrialisation by the end of this year. In order to handle the growing demand, we’re looking for experienced, top-notch believers to join our quest,” says Quentin Felice, co-founder of Datavillage.