Garlik, the online identity expert, was founded by Mike Harris, founding CEO of Egg plc, former Egg CIO Tom Ilube and former British Computer Society president Professor Nigel Shadbolt. As the first company to develop a web-scale commercial application of semantic technology, Garlik enables consumers to find and understand what personal information is in the public domain about them and manage how their identities appear online.
Garlik has appointed a panel of world-class ID protection and technology experts to advise the business including Professor Dame Wendy Hall DBE from the University of Southampton and Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the Web. In January 2008, Garlik was selected as a World Economic Forum, Davos, Technology Pioneer and in December 2008 it won the British Computer Society BT Flagship for Innovation Award.
Garlik is backed by three of the UK's leading blue chip investment firms, 3i, Doughty Hanson and Noble Venture Finance.