Julia computing has bagged $4.6M in Seed Funding from General Catalyst and Founder Collective investors. One of the fastest modern high performance open source computing language for machine learning, AI and data analytics jobs, Julia was born out of the open source community. The language has a huge developer base and is known for its speed, capacity and productivity. Listed among the top 10 programming languages to be developed, and with more than 1 million downloads, Julia provides parallel computing capabilities out of the box and unlimited scalability with minimal effort.
According to Viral Shah, Julia Computing CEO, “We selected General Catalyst and Founder Collective as our initial investors because of their success backing entrepreneurs with business models based on open source software. The funding will help us accelerate the product development and continue delivering outstanding support to our customers, while the entire Julia community benefits from Julia Computing’s contributions to the Julia open source programming language.”
Some of the top employers hiring Julia programmers are Apple, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Oracle,PwC, uber, Disney, Facebook, Ford, Amazon, ComCast among other big names.
One of the best features of Julia is the ease of use, as it combines the syntax of Python, R, MATLAB and the speed of C and Java. The company was founded in 2015 by Viral Shah, Alan Edelman, Jeff Bezanson, Stefan Karpinski, Keno Fischer and Deepak Vinchhi who created the open source language to develop products and provide support to businesses that use the programming language.