Intel Capital Leads $20 Million Investment in Lightbend
This brings funding to date to $42 million. Also participating in this round is new investor Blue Cloud Ventures and current backers Bain Capital Ventures, Polytech Ecosystem Ventures, and Shasta Ventures.
Software developers have found the Scala language good for building big data applications—Scala was used to build the popular Spark big data framework, for example.
Lightbend, formerly known as TypeSafe, pushes Scala and associated products such as Akka, Play, and the Lagom Framework—together known as the “Reactive Platform“—initially for massive “web-scale” development but increasingly for more traditional business applications as well.
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The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company claims some name-brand customers, including Intel (INTC) itself, General Electric (GE), Genentech (GENENTECH), Walmart (WMT), and Gilt.
Intel Capital director Vibhor Rastogi will join Lightbend’s board.
(Note: Fortune is now reporting that Intel has cancelled plans for its $1 billion portfolio sell off.)
This story was updated at 11:19 a.m. EDT to reflect that Intel no longer plans to sell off part of its investment portfolio.