GitHub is the developer company. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.
- Founded in 2008 by Chris Wanstrath, PJ Hyett, Tom Preston-Werner, and Scott Chacon
- Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Boulder, CO, and Tokyo, Japan. The company also has co-working spaces across major cities in the U.S. and globally.
- Over 800 employees, of which 65% are remote
- Series A: $100M in July 2012 from Andreessen Horowitz
- Series B: $250M in July 2015 led by Sequoia Capital with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital, and Institutional Venture Partners
- Annual diversity report
- Executive team
- GitHub.com – Launched in April 2008; the world’s largest development platform
Plans for businesses – Trusted by 1.8M businesses and organizations; see customer case studies.
- GitHub Enterprise – Launched in November 2011; with advanced auditing and monitoring tools, teams can work together on GitHub while meeting critical requirements in their own, secure environment.
- GitHub Business Cloud – Launched in March 2017; utilize the same proven GitHub platform serving millions of developers with additional advanced security and administrative tools designed for businesses.
- GitHub Marketplace – Launched in May 2017; the best place to find, share, and promote developer tools on GitHub.
- Atom – Open sourced in May 2014; GitHub’s hackable text editor, built on Electron.
- Desktop – Redesigned to be based on the Electron framework and launched publicly in September 2017; GitHub’s Desktop app simplifies the user experience without touching the command line.
Growth and usage
- More than 28M registered users across the globe
- Over 85M repositories on the platform
- $200M in ARR (disclosed in August 2017)
- 54% of the Fortune 50 use GitHub Enterprise
- 49% of the Fortune 100 use GitHub Enterprise
- 2017 Octoverse report