Lightbend formerly known as Typesafe, is leading the enterprise transformation toward real-time, cloud-native applications.

Lightbend Platform is the only solution for building Reactive microservices that harness real-time data streams & ML.

Lightbend was founded in May 2011 by Martin Odersky, the creator of the Scala programming language, Jonas Boner, the creator of the Akka middleware, and Paul Phillips. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Lightbend offers an open-source platform for building reactive applications for the JVM, consisting of the Play Framework, Akka middleware and Scala programming language, with additional supporting products and development tools such as the Scala IDE for Eclipse, the Slick database query, and access library for Scala and the sbt build tool. 


Lightbend provides scalable, high-performance microservices frameworks and streaming engines for building data-centric systems that are optimized to run on cloud-native infrastructure like Red Hat OpenShift.


Lightbend is backed by investors including Dell Technologies Capital, Bain Capital Ventures, Intel Capital, Juniper Networks, Shasta Ventures, Greylock Partners IBM and others. The company raised $25M in a Series E round on Mar 09, 2020. This brings Lightbend's total funding to $77M to date.



  • Year founded: 2011
  • Funding Info: $77M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series E)- Lightbend has also acquired BoldRadius & OpsClarity to date
  • Yearly Revenue: $10M-$20M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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