HQ: Menlo Park, Calif.
CEO: Mark Brewer
New Funding: $14 million
Backers: Shasta Ventures, Juniper Networks, Greylock Partners, Francois Stieger
Typesafe's founder include some of the creators of the Scala programming language and Akka middleware, and what the company does is provide a platform for developing applications that make large-scale cloud infrastructure and multicore hardware platforms more manageable for integrating in Java environments. The Typesafe Stack is a 100-percent Java-compatible software offering that combines Akka, Scala and the Play Web framework for its development foundation.