Redwood City, Calif.-based data catalog company Alation has raised $50 million in a Series C funding round. The investment was led by Sapphire Ventures, with participation from new investor Salesforce Ventures and existing investors Costanoa Ventures, DCVC (Data Collective), Harmony Partners, and Icon Ventures.

Alation says it combines machine learning and human collaboration to data-driven decisions. Its customers include the City of San Diego, eBay, Munich Re and Pfizer, according to a statement by the company.

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