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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.

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HQSan Francisco, US
Employee Ratings4.8

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Employees (est.) (Feb 2019)139(+3%)

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, Atlanta, Gatineau, Lausanne 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

2 years 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

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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 delivers new unified platform for designing, building, and operating real-time, cloud-native applications

As digital transformation drives more requirements for applications that can process large quantities of data in real-time, Lightbend Platform addresses end-to-end requirements for developer productivity, responsiveness, resilience and elasticity in cloud-native systems

Lightbend Fast Data Platform Now Generally Available on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform

Lightbend today announced that Lightbend Fast Data Platform is generally available on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, bringing the first end-to-end developer and operations platform for Reactive microservices and streaming architectures to the OpenShift / Kubernetes cloud-native stack.

Stateful Service Design Considerations for the Kubernetes Stack

At this summer’s QCon in New York, Jonas Bonér delivered one of the most popular talks of the conference with his focus on Designing Events-First Microservices. In this InfoQ Q&A, we asked Bonér to explain how “bringing bad habits from monolithic design” is a road to nowhere for service design, …

Lightbend Releases Enterprise Suite 2.0 For Run-Time Monitoring and Management of Reactive Applications

Lightbend today announced the release of Enterprise Suite 2.0, a management and monitoring toolset addressing the full range of operational requirements for running Reactive applications in production. The announcement was made at Reactive Summit, where Reactive adopters like Capital One, Google, Pa…

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.
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Lightbend Company Life and Culture

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Lightbend Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Lightbend founded?

    Lightbend was founded in 2011.

  • Who are Lightbend key executives?

    Lightbend's key executives are Mark Brewer, Martin Odersky and Jonas Boner.

  • How many employees does Lightbend have?

    Lightbend has 139 employees.

  • Who are Lightbend competitors?

    Competitors of Lightbend include Triple Ring Technologies, Codexia Studios and Binaris.

  • Where is Lightbend headquarters?

    Lightbend headquarters is located at 625 Market St, San Francisco.

  • Where are Lightbend offices?

    Lightbend has offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, Gatineau, Lausanne and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does Lightbend have?

    Lightbend has 5 offices.