About Gitpod

Gitpod is an open source developer platform automating the provisioning of ready-to-code developer environments.

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Remove all friction from the developer experience to be always ready-to-code and make software engineering more collaborative, joyful, and secure.

Officially founded in

A welcoming community of

A devoted team of

A user base of

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  • Gitpod team members sitting near the sea.
  • Gitpod team memebers smiling.
  • A Gitpod team member skateboarding.

Make software engineering collaborative and joyful again.

Developers write software within languages/frameworks, build tools, glue them together to (tool) chains, develop against APIs and communicate and collaborate with our colleagues. All of that should be efficient, joyful and secure.

Yet it is not. Devs constantly struggle with larger codebases, cluttered dependencies, security policies and unnecessary friction in their workflows.

We want to make developers feel again that everything is at their fingertips.

Gitpod was founded because we were frustrated by manually setting up and maintaining dev environments.

We are building Gitpod in the open to easily spin-up fresh dev environments for any task. Those ephemeral environments are fast & powerful, fully automated & initialized. They empower developers to immediately start coding, debugging, and testing their code.

Only then developers are always ready-to-code.

Built on shared principles

Values are important to us. We are developer-led and aim for a frictionless experience when interacting with our product, our company and our brand: no hurdles, no BS, no unnecessary extra steps.

We believe in the benefits of an open culture. We are open minded, inclusive, transparent and curious. We always remain students of the game, not masters of the game. We have opinions, but are not opinionated. We integrate, don't dictate.


Find out more

We have always built in the open. If you want to learn more take a look through of our public Notion pages.

Backed by great investors

Founded in 2020, Gitpod Inc. raised over $35m to date from some of the world’s most renowned open source investors. Our early backers include General Catalyst as well as Speedinvest, Crane and Vertex. We are proud to be supported by incredible individuals such as Tom-Preston Werner, founder and ex-CEO of GitHub,
Tobi Lütke, founder and CEO of Shopify, and Kent Beck, signatory of the Agile Manifesto.

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Collaboration with strong partners like GitLab, JetBrains & Tailscale

We are strong believers in creating better-together partnerships. World-leading software companies are teaming up with us to make remote development the best choice for developers.

Gitpod in the news

  • RedMonk
  • The Register
  • Info Q
  • DevOps.com
  • The New Stack
  • SD Times
  • Heise Online
  • Golem DE
  • Forbes Logo

Made by an amazing team

Gitpod wouldn’t be what it is today without this talented, humble and joyful team.

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  • Gitpod team with skateboards.
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