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Gitpod is developed by TypeFox, a team of developer tool specialists and longtime contributors to many open-source projects. We are a driving force behind the language server protocol and the initiators of Eclipse Theia, the next generation IDE that powers Gitpod.

With Gitpod, we set out to streamline how software is written today. We democratize software development by minimizing onboarding effort and context switches through instant, automated, ready-to-code development environments.

By Developers For Developers

TypeFox office

TypeFox was founded in 2016 by Sven Efftinge, Moritz Eysholdt and Dr. Jan Koehnlein, with the mission to build smart tools for smart people. The headquarters are located in Kiel, Germany.


TypeFox team

We're a small team with collectively over 50 years of experience in language design, IDEs and tool development. If you're interested in joining us, please have a look at the careers page.

Some of Our Clients & Partners

Our Journey

04/2019
Launch of Gitpod.io
08/2018
Announcement of Gitpod Beta, an online IDE for Github based on Theia
03/2017
Creation of Theia , an open-source IDE in cooperation with Ericsson
Since 2016
Development of Xtext, Sprotty & various Language Servers for our international clients
01/2016
Founding of TypeFox for tool development, language design and consulting