GitLab

GitLab

GitLab is a web-based open source Git repository manager and collaboration platform with wiki and issue tracking features and built-in CI/CD.

GitLab is a company providing a Git-repository platform to manage software development projects (wiki). The company was established in 2014 by Dmitriy Zaporozhets and Sytse Sijbrandij. It aims to provide a collaboration platform for developers to create, review, and deploy code bases. GitLab is based in San Francisco, California.

Product & Service

GitLab offers one product and one service: GitLab and GitLab Professional Service. GitLab is a subscription-type software product that software developers can use to manage the entire DevOps cycle in a software development project. GitLab Professional Service, on the other hand, is a variety of supporting services that a customer can purchase to utilize GitLab fully. Some of the services that fall under this category are implementation and migration services to GitLab system and employee training for using GitLab.

Funding

Since its founding year, GitLab has raised $165.5 million from seven funding rounds. Its most recent round was a venture round held in December 2018 and raised $20 million. As of March 2019, GitLab has received capital from 14 investors, with 5 of them as lead investors. Some past investors include Goldman Sachs, Alphabet, Khosla Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, and GV.

Timeline

September 17, 2019

GitLab hauls in $268M Series E on 2.768B valuation

The company announced a huge $268 million Series E on a tidy $2.768 billion valuation. Investors include Adage Capital Management, Alkeon Capital, Altimeter Capital, Capital Group, Coatue Management, D1 Capital Partners, Franklin Templeton, Light Street Capital, Tiger Management Corp. and Two Sigma Investments.

September 2019

GitLab raises a $268,000,000 series E round from Adage Capital Management, YC Continuity, Goldman Sachs, Alkeon Capital, Franklin Templeton Investments, Light Street Capital, D1 Capital Partners, Tiger Global Management, Two Sigma Ventures, ICONIQ Capital, Altimeter Capital and Coatue Management.

September 2018

GitLab raises a $100,000,000 series D round from Khosla Ventures, GV and ICONIQ Capital.

October 2017

GitLab raises a $20,000,000 series C round from GV.

People

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Alfredo Sumaran

Employee

Clement Ho

Employee

Dmitriy Zaporozhets

Co-Founder

Haydn Mackay

Employee

Job van der Voort

Employee

Josh Wrede

Employee

Marin Jankovski

Employee

Patricio Cano

Employee

Pedro Moreira da Silva

Employee

Sasha Bannister

Employee

Sytse Sijbrandij

Co-Founder

Zach Holman

Advisor

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News

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Greg Kumparak
May 19, 2020
TechCrunch
With more than 1,200 employees distributed across over 65 countries and a valuation of nearly $3 billion, GitLab is one of the world's most successful fully remote startups. Describing it as a textbook example of a remote company would be redundant, because the company actually wrote a textbook about it. I recently had a chance [...]
Ron Miller
March 24, 2020
TechCrunch
As companies that used to having workers in the same building struggle to find ways to work from home, one company that has been remote from Day One is GitLab . It recently published a handbook to help other companies who are facing the work-from-home challenge for the first time. Lest you think GitLab is [...]
Meghan Morris
December 10, 2019
Business Insider
GitLab, flush with Series E capital, is on a hiring spree, adding hundreds of employees this year and looking to bring on a thousand people in 2020.
Ron Miller
September 17, 2019
TechCrunch
GitLab is a company that doesn't pull any punches or try to be coy. It actually has had a page on its website for sometime stating it intends to go public on November 18, 2020. You don't see that level of transparency from late-stage startups all that often. Today, the company announced a huge $268 [...]

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