Tech Company Financing Transactions

Lightbend Funding Round

Lightbend closed a $15 million Series D financing round on 7/13/2017. Investors included IBM Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures and Blue Cloud Ventures.

Transaction Overview

Company Name
Announced On
Transaction Type
Venture Equity
Series D

IBM Ventures (Lead Investor) (Bob Lord)

Bain Capital Ventures (Salil Deshpande)

Blue Cloud Ventures (Rami Rahal)

Intel Capital (Vibhor Rastogi)

Juniper Networks

Shasta Ventures (Jason Pressman)

Proceeds Purpose
The strategic investment includes a collaboration in which IBM and Lightbend will create new code, tools and documentation that will help developers build Java- and Scala-based applications on the Lightbend Reactive Platform. It is anticipated to integrate WebSphere and key offerings across IBM Cloud, including app management services, the Watson Data Platform and the more than 150 services across cognitive intelligence, data analytics, Internet of Things, security, DevOps, and blockchain available to developers through the IBM Cloud.

Company Information

Company Status
Private & Independent
Mailing Address
625 Market St. 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Email Address
The Lightbend Reactive Platform. Helping developers build high-performance applications that are responsive, resilient, elastic and message-driven.
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Management Team

Email & Social
Chief Executive Officer
Mark Brewer
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Chief Technical Officer
Jonas Bonér
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VP - Bus. Development
Brad Murdoch
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VP - Engineering
Sushila Sahay
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VP - Marketing
Kathleen Hayes
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VP - Product Management
Karl Wehden
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