Lightbend provides the leading Reactive application development platform for building distributed applications and modernizing aging infrastructures. Using microservices and fast data on a message-driven runtime, applications scale effortlessly on multicore and cloud computing architectures.

HQSan Francisco, US
Size (employees)132 (est)-2%
Lightbend was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Key People/Management at Lightbend

Mark Brewer

Mark Brewer

President & CEO
Martin Odersky

Martin Odersky

Jonas Boner

Jonas Boner

CTO & Co-Founder
Sushila Sahay

Sushila Sahay

Vice President, Customer Operations and HR
Derek Henninger

Derek Henninger

Vice President, Engineering
Kathleen Hayes

Kathleen Hayes

Vice President, Marketing
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Lightbend Office Locations

Lightbend has offices in San Francisco, Lausanne, Uppsala, Atlanta and in 1 other location
San Francisco, US (HQ)
625 Market St
Atlanta, US
115 3565 Piedmont Rd NE
Gatineau, CA
205 260 Boulevard Saint-Raymond
Uppsala, SE
16 Kungsgatan
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Lightbend Financials and Metrics

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Lightbend total Funding

$52 m

Lightbend latest funding size

$15 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Lightbend investors

Lightbend's latest funding round in July 2017 was reported to be $15 m. In total, Lightbend has raised $52 m
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Lightbend Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
OpsClarityFebruary 08, 2017
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Lightbend News and Updates

Lightbend inks $15 mln

San Francisco-based Lightbend, a reactive application development platform provider for building distributed applications, has secured $15 million in funding. The investors included Bain Capital Ventures, Blue Cloud Ventures, IBM, Intel Capital, Juniper Ventures and Shasta Ventures.

Lightbend, the startup behind the Scala programming language, raises $15M

A recent developer survey from Stack Overflow (Stack Exchange Inc.) shows that only 4 percent of professional programmers use the scalable language Scala in their projects. That’s a far cry from the 38 percent market share of Java, the go-to language in the enterprise, but investors believe there’s …
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Lightbend Blogs

Lightbend Launches Reactive Architect Certification Program

Lightbend today announced the launch of a certification program to recognize industry professionals who have mastered the fundamentals of Reactive architecture.

Lightbend Offers Scala Compiler Performance Boosts Through Partnership with Triplequote

Triplequote’s Hydra is first Scala compiler that parallelizes compilation across all available compute cores, speeding compilation up to 6x.

Lightbend Launches Kubernetes Optimized Fast Data Platform

Lightbend, the company behind the Scala JVM language and developer of the Reactive Platform, unveiled the 2.0 version of its Fast Data Platform today at the Strata Data Conference in New York. This version of the one-year-old platform has been optimized for Kubernetes cluster deployment.

How Microservices and Fast Data Are Converging

DZone talked to Mark Brewer, CEO of Lightbend, about defining new abstractions for enterprise systems in a microservices world.

VMblog's Expert Interviews: Lightbend Talks Java, Fast Data/Streaming, Microservices and More

Kubernetes and Fast Data Platform is the perfect marriage between distributed computing's most production-grade container orchestration solution in Kubernetes, and the most streaming data-optimized programming abstractions and run-time tooling in Fast Data Platform.

Lightbend Adds Kubernetes for ‘Reactive’ Microservices

Streaming and other data applications continue to be paired with microservices as streaming data shake up application designs targeting AI, machine learning and other data-driven use cases.
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Lightbend Company Life and Culture

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