Kite.Com

Kite.Com

Kite.Com is a San Francisco-based company that builds AI-powered auto-complete features for developers.

Kite is the developer of a digital assistant for Python developers called "Kite Copilot."

The company's platform suggests relevant code snippets, in real-time, and trains its machine learning models with publicly available code sources from developers. This AI enables programmers to complete entire function calls with a keystroke, saving developers significant time searching online. Kite's editor integrations allow users to work uninterrupted on the same screen and the ability to edit code. Kite works in both a cloud environment or on a local machine.

Platform

Kite's platform is an artificial pair programmer. It augments a coding environment with programming knowledge and machine learning. The platform shows examples and documentation for the libraries and terminal commands used and can detect simple errors and fix them. Kite's platform offers line-of-code completions trained on over 20 million open source files and multi-line completions. Kite can also recommend code snippets based on defined variables in the codebase.

Integrations

Kite can integrate with multiple IDEs, including Atom, IntelliJ, PyCharm, WebStorm, JupyterLab, Spyder, Sublime Text, VS Code, and Vim. Kite is available for Windows and Linux operating systems. Kite works for Python and JavaScript.

Plans

Kite has a Free, Pro, and Team Server subscription levels. The free software offers completion and local code processing abilities. The Pro offers the same features as the free software as well as line-of-code completions, multi-line completions, intelligent snippets, import alias completions, dictionary key completions, support, hover tooltips, function signatures, and one-click documentation. The Team Server subscription level offers larger machine learning models custom-tailored for up to 100,000 lines of code, on-premise deployment, and more generous support for teams.

Timeline

May 12, 2020

Kite launches Pro plan for its AI-powered Python code completions, adds JavaScript support

May 2, 2019

Kite, the AI autocomplete for Python added Linux support for Ubuntu 16.04+, Debian, Fedora, Archlinux, Linux Mint in response to community feedback.

January 28, 2019

Kite launches line-of-code completions and goes cloudless to perform all processing on local user computers.

January 28, 2019

Kite raised a $17 million funding round.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Kite.Com Seed round, April 2016
4,000,000
June 20, 2016
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Smith

Founder and CEO

Benoite Yver

Employer

Brendan McDonnell

Operations Lead

Caelan Urquhart

Marketing

Daniel Hung

Product Manager

Ed Zhao

Engineering

Hrysoula Papadakis

Software Engineer

Jason Gong

Marketing

Jonathan Klaassen

Engineering Manager

Juan Lozano

Machine Learning Engineer

Naman Bharadwaj

Engineering

Ryan berg

Engineering

Sinan Ariturk

Machine Learning Engineer

Tarak Upadhyaya

Machine Learning Engineer

Tony Cheang

Machine Learning Engineer

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

JavaScript programming language developers: This is Kite's new free AI code-completion tool

Liam Tung

Web

May 12, 2020

Kite Launches AI-Powered JavaScript Completions -- Code Faster with Kite

The Kite Team

Web

May 12, 2020

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Kite - The smart copilot for programmers - Demo video

March 28, 2017

Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

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