Bengaluru-based Julia Computing, the creator of open source programming language Julia, has raised $4.6 Mn in another round of funding. The startup’s funding was led by US-based General Catalyst and Founder Collective.
Earlier, the startup received a grant of $600K from US-based Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation in November 2015. Julia Computing LLC operates out of Boston, New York.
“We selected General Catalyst and Founder Collective as our initial investors because of their success in backing entrepreneurs with business models based on open-source software,” stated Viral Shah, co-founder at Julia Computing to ET.
Viral Shah has recently played a key role in framing the policies and the technology behind the Aadhaar-based payments systems and the eKYC platform. He has also co-authored the book titled, `Rebooting India: Realizing a Billion Aspirations’ along with Nandan Nilekani, former Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India .
An email sent to Julia Computing did not elicit any response at the time of publication.
Julia Computing was founded in May 2015 by former UIDAI executive Viral Shah, Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, and MIT applied mathematics professor, Alan Edelman.