Typesafe, a Cambridge, Mass.-based newly launched company that offers a modern architecture for building scalable applications that can handle multicore and cloud computing workloads through the Scala programming language, raised $3m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Greylock Partners, with participation from individual investors including Chamath Palihapitiya, VP of Growth, Mobile and International at Facebook, Diane Greene and Mendel Rosenblum, founders of VMware, François Stieger, a former executive at Verisign, Broadvision, and Oracle, and Jeff Huber, SVP of Commerce & Local at Google.
Scala is a Java-compatible programming language created by Typesafe co-founder and CEO Martin Odersky for modern computing architectures. The company also introduced the open source Typesafe Stack, which integrates the most recent releases of Scala, Akka middleware and developer tools to simplify and accelerate software development with Scala. It also offers commercial support and maintenance.
Java creator James Gosling and Java concurrency expert Doug Lea have joined the company’s board of advisors.
Typesafe was co-founded by Jonas Bonér, creator of Akka.