Ex-AOL tech chief lands cash for stealthy cloud computing startup Concurix

Alexander Gounares

Concurix, a Kirkland cloud computing startup led by former AOL Chief Technology Officer Alexander Gounares, has raised a fresh round of cash from newly-formed Seattle venture capital firm GSharp Ventures. Gounares, who previously worked as CTO of Microsoft’s online division, didn’t want to spill too many beans about what they are building.

“We have just started and we are in heavy R&D mode right now, so it’s a bit early to talk too concretely about us other than the space we are targeting,” Gounares said in an email to GeekWire.

Enrique Godreau, one of the founding partners of GSharp, also declined to comment on the specifics of the Concurix business.

“We have no comment at this time other than to express tremendous excitement that another company with a strong team and great potential has been born in the Seattle area,” he said.

The best clues as to what Concurix is up to comes from the company’s Web site where it notes:

Concurix is building a next generation operating system for data centers as a replacement for Linux or Microsoft Windows Server. We are taking advantage of the latest manycore chipsets and functional programming to achieve significant price performance and scalability improvements over traditional operating systems.

An SEC filing indicates that Concurix recently raised $1 million in funding. A separate filing showed that GSharp had invested $400,000, though it was unclear whether that total was part of the $1 million investment.

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