GitLab is an open source tool used by developers to create and manage code bases collaboratively. 

GitLab's values are Collaboration, Results, Efficiency, Diversity & Inclusion, Iteration, and Transparency (CREDIT) and these form our culture.

GitLab was launched in 2014, software written by Dmitriy Zaporozhets and Valery Sizov. The company is operated from San Francisco, California.

GitLab openly shares more information than most companies and is public by default, meaning our projects, strategy, direction and metrics are discussed openly and can be found within our website.

GitLab's platform includes Git repository management, code reviews, issue tracking, wikis, and more, along with a continuous integration and deployment tool called “GitLab CI”. The platform is used by more than 100,000 organizations and has an active community of more than 2200 contributors.


GitLab is used by several large tech companies including IBM, Sony, Jülich Research Center, NASA, Alibaba, Invincea, O’Reilly Media, Leibniz-Rechenzentrum (LRZ), CERN, European XFEL, GNOME Foundation, Boeing, Autodata, and SpaceX.


GitLab is backed by top-tier investors including Alphabet, Khosla Ventures, GV, Goldman Sachs, Iconiq Capital, Coatue, Franklin Templeton, Tiger Global Management, Two Sigma Ventures among others. The company raised a whooping $268M in its latest "Series E" financing on Sep 17, 2019. This brings GitLab's total funding to 426M to-date.


GitLab jumps to a $2.75B valuation in its latest "Series E" round on Sep 17, 2019. The round more than doubles GitLab’s valuation from its previous funding round, when it was valued at $1.1 billion, a year ago. GitLab has also acquired Gitorious, Gitter & Gemnasium to date. 


GitLab is one of America's fastest-growing private companies, ranking as the 4th fastest-growing private software company (44th overall) on 2018's Inc. 5000 list with revenue growth of 6,213 percent over the past three years. GitLab also ranked at No. 32 on the 2019 Forbes Cloud 100 list.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $426M over 7 Rounds of Funding (Last Funding Type: Series E)- GitLab has also acquired Gitorious, Gitter & Gemnasium to date.
  • Yearly Revenue: $100-$150M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 501-1000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $2.75B as of Sep 17, 2019
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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