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Waterline Data raises $14.5 million

Data cataloging solutions and applications company Waterline Data has raised $14.5 million in Series C funding. Menlo Ventures led the round, with participation from Jackson Square Ventures, Partech Ventures and Infosys.

Waterline Data has raised $37.5 million to date.

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