Gitter, a London, UK-based Github chat platform, raised £1.45m (approx. $2.2m) in seed funding.
Backers included Index Ventures, Faber Ventures, Nexus Ventures, Kima Ventures and Anand Babu Periasamy.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its headcount and continue expansion and growth in other markets.
Created in January 2013 by Mike Bartlett, former director of product management at Skype, and Andrew Newdigate, a software engineer, Gitter is a messaging and community tool for open source collaborative projects on Github, where programmers from around the world come together to seek assistance and improve the software. Teams are also able to use Gitter to communicate privately.
It currently has 200,000 registered users across 30,000 public chat communities.
The largest community Gitter support is Free Code Camp, an open-source project teaching individuals around the world to code and support non-profits where over 20,000 people participate in the community and conversations.