Waterline Data Named a TiE50 2015 Top Startup Winner

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TiEcon 2015 announces the 2015 TiE50 Winner list, recognizing the world’s hottest tech start-ups.

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“Although we are definitely a startup, our core team has worked together for over fifteen years to solve the hardest data integration and analysis problems for large enterprises," said Alex Gorelik, founder and CEO of Waterline Data.

Waterline Data, the leader in automated data discovery and data governance for Hadoop, announced today that it has been selected as a “2015 TiE50 Winner” for the prestigious TiE50 Technology Awards Program. Winners were announced on Friday, May 15th at the organization’s annual entrepreneurial conference, TiEcon. TiE50 is open to all technology start-ups worldwide.

“We are honored to be included in this select group of companies,” said Alex Gorelik, founder and CEO of Waterline Data. “Although we are definitely a startup, our core team has worked together for over fifteen years to solve the hardest data integration and analysis problems for large enterprises.”

“TiE 50 has become a global brand that attracts thousands of companies worldwide. We screened 2716 companies this year and announced the most innovative 160 companies as 2015 TiE50 Top Start-ups. This pool of the very best-of-the-breed is again subjected to another round of rigorous judging to pick out the ultimate 50 winners proudly carrying the 2015 TiE50 Winner recognition. A star attraction of the conference is TiE50 presentations. Audiences are treated to amazing ideas and innovative technologies,” said Ram K. Reddy, the program chair.

“It is unique in terms of rigor of selection and the broad scope of companies that it reviews for this award and is one of TiE Silicon Valley’s most successful programs. It is also worth mentioning that this is the only awards recognition in technology to be held by a large global non-profit organization with no fees. A team of about 60 highly accomplished domain experts, senior executives, accomplished and experiences venture capitalists, and tech entrepreneurs come together to form a screening and judging team,” said Venktesh Shukla, President of TiE Silicon Valley.

Waterline Data Inventory was developed to leverage the power and scalability of Hadoop to automate the inventory of data assets in the data lake and enable self-service with governance, so business users can find and understand the data in a secure and compliant way. Waterline Data was recently named in Gartner, Inc.’s "Cool Vendors in Information Governance and MDM, 2015," and was the only company to be invited to participate in the latest Strata + Hadoop Conference Startup Showcases in both New York City and London.

About Waterline Data

Waterline Data was founded in 2013, and is backed by Menlo Ventures and Sigma West. The inspiration for the name "Waterline" came from the metaphor of the data lake where the data is hidden in the depth of the lake below the waterline. The mission of Waterline Data is to help data engineers and data scientists find the best suited and most trusted data without coding and manual exploration - in other words they should be able to "Hadoop above the waterline." Waterline Data was developed to leverage the power and scalability of Hadoop to automate the inventory of data assets in the data lake and enable self-service with governance, so business users can find and understand the data in a secure and compliant way.

For more information, please visit http://www.waterlinedata.com.

About TiEcon:
TiEcon is the world’s largest conference for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs with loyal participation from top technology companies, leading venture capital firms, and global service providers. TiEcon 2015 attracted 4,700+ attendees from across the world – including CEOs of established companies to first-time entrepreneurs creating new companies, to leading investment professionals and corporate executives. TiEcon was listed by Worth Magazine as one of the 10 best conferences for ideas and entrepreneurship along with TED and the World Economic Forum. For more information on TiEcon, visit http://www.tiecon.org/.

About TiE:
TiE is a global not-for-profit organization fostering entrepreneurship through mentoring, education, and networking. We consider entrepreneurship to be the single most powerful instrument to advance global prosperity. TiE is a global network of over 60 chapters in 17 countries with a worldwide membership of about 14,000 that include successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, corporate executives, and aspiring entrepreneurs. For more information on TiE, visit http://www.tie.org.

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