Fledgling software company Typesafe is growing hella fast, and to illustrate that the company will today announce that it has secured $14 million in venture capital in a round led by Shasta Ventures with participation from Juniper Networks – through its Junos Innovation Fund – and prior backers Greylock Partners and François Stieger (a former executive at Verisign and Oracle).
Typesafe offers a modern software platform called Typesafe Stack that enables developers at clients like Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn and Cisco to build and deploy scalable cloud-based apps and multicore hardware systems.
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Typesafe was founded in 2011 by the creators of the Scala programming language (Martin Odersky) and the Akka middleware (Jonas Bonér), and Typesafe Stack evidently combines both – as well as the Play web framework and a host of developer tools that integrates, notably, 100% with existing Java infrastructure.
Of note: Typesafe advisors include james Gosling, often dubbed the ‘father of Java’.
In connection with the financing round, Shasta Ventures MD Jason Pressman has joined Typesafe’s board.
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