LegUp Computing, Inc., a Toronto, Canada-based provider of a platform for software developers to program, deploy, scale, and manage FPGA devices for accelerating high performance applications without requiring hardware expertise, closed a seed funding round of undisclosed amount.
The round was led by Intel Capital.
The company will use the funds to commercialize its open-source LegUp high-level synthesis tool.
Founded by Dr. Andrew Canis, Dr. Jongsok Choi, Ruolong Lian, and Professor Jason Anderson in 2015, LegUp provides a cloud platform that enables software developers to program, deploy, scale, and manage FPGA devices for accelerating high performance applications.
The LegUp technology offers a novel programming model, originally developed at the University of Toronto, that allows threaded C/C++ software to target FPGA platforms connected to high-bandwidth networks for efficient processing of low-latency database and machine learning workloads.