Scala Creator Launches New Company

New Typesafe Scala Company

A new Scala company, Typesafe, has been launched with $3 million in Series A financing led by Greylock Partners. Martin Odersky and Jonas Bonér will serve as Typesafe's co-founders, and Greylock is joined in Series A investment by individual investors, including the VP of Growth, Mobile and International at Facebook; the founders of VMware; and the SVP of Commerce and Local at Google. James Gosling and Doug Lea are on the board of advisers.

"With Typesafe, we're introducing a modern software architecture that is designed for parallel and distributed computing, bringing huge advantages in scalability and reliability. Moreover, Typesafe is committed to ensuring Scala is 100 percent interoperable with existing Java investments in the enterprise," said Odersky, of the new Scala company.

The company have launched the open source Typesafe Stack for accelerating Scala development. The Stack consists of Scala, Akka middleware, the Scala IDE for Eclipse and Simple Build Tool. In addition, Typesafe will offer commercial support and maintenance, and documentation, training and consulting services.

Jessica Thornsby

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