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|Traded as||Nasdaq: GTLB|
|Revenue||US$252.7 million (2021)|
|Operating income||US$−128.9 million (2021)|
|Net income||US$−155.1 million (2021)|
|Total assets||US$1.09 billion (2021)|
|Total equity||US$774.8 million (2021)|
|Employees||1,630 (January 2022)|
|Written in||Ruby, Go and Vue.js|
15.2.2 / 1 August 2022
|License||Community Edition: MIT License and other free software licenses|
Enterprise Edition: Source-available proprietary software
GitLab Inc. is an open-core company that provides GitLab, a DevOps software package that combines the ability to develop, secure, and operate software in a single application. The open source software project was created by Ukrainian developer Dmitriy Zaporozhets and Dutch developer Sytse Sijbrandij. In 2018, GitLab Inc. was considered the first partly-Ukrainian unicorn.
Since its founding, GitLab has been centered around remote work. GitLab is one of the largest all-remote companies in the world. GitLab has an estimated 30 million registered users, with 1 million being active licensed users.
GitLab Inc. was founded around the pre-existing GitLab software project. It is a limited liability corporation, officially launched by Sytse Sijbrandij and Dmytro Zaporozhets in 2014.
GitLab Inc. runs GitLab.com on a freemium and offers a subscription service. Since inception, GitLab Inc. has operated as an all-remote company.
GitLab Inc. currently has employees in 65 countries and regions. As of 2019, Gitlab policy was to do no vetting of customers, except where required by law, and to forbid political discussions in the workplace.
This section contains embedded lists that may be poorly defined, unverified or indiscriminate. (December 2021)
Alumnus of the Y Combinator seed accelerator programme of its Winter 2015 batch, the company raised an additional $1.5 million in seed funding. Customers as of 2015 included Alibaba Group and IBM.
In September 2015, GitLab Inc. raised $4 million in Series A funding from Khosla Ventures.
In September 2016, GitLab Inc. raised $20 million in Series B funding from August Capital and others.
In January 2017, a database administrator accidentally deleted the production database in the aftermath of a cyber attack, causing the loss of a substantial amount of issue and merge request data. The recovery process was live-streamed on YouTube.
In October that same year, GitLab Inc. raised $20 million in Series C funding from GV and others.
In April 2018, GitLab Inc. announced integration with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) to simplify the process of spinning up a new cluster to deploy applications.
In May 2018, GNOME moved to GitLab with over 400 projects and 900 contributors.
On August 1, 2018, GitLab Inc. started development of Meltano.
On August 11, 2018, GitLab Inc. moved from Microsoft Azure to Google Cloud Platform, making the service inaccessible to users in Crimea, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria, due to sanctions imposed by Office of Foreign Assets Control of the United States. To overcome this issue, the non-profit organization Framasoft provides a Debian mirror to make GitLab CE available in these countries.
On September 19, 2018, GitLab Inc. raised $100 million in Series D-round funding led by ICONIQ Capital.
A year later, in 2019, GitLab Inc. raised $268 million in Series E-round funding led by Goldman Sachs and ICONIQ Capital. At that moment, the company was valued at $2.7 billion.
In 2021, OMERS participated in a secondary shares investment in GitLab Inc.
During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, GitLab Inc. released its Guide to All-Remote and a Coursera course on remote management to aid companies in building all-remote work cultures.
April 2020 saw the expansion of GitLab Inc. into the Australian and Japanese markets. In November that same year, GitLab Inc. was valued at more than $6 billion in a secondary market evaluation.
On June 2, 2021, GitLab Inc. also acquired UnReview, a tool that automates software review cycles.
On June 30, 2021, GitLab Inc. spun out Meltano, an open source ELT platform.
On March 18, 2021, GitLab Inc. licensed its technology to Chinese company JiHu.
On July 23, 2021, GitLab Inc. open-sourced Package Hunter, a Falco-based tool that detects malicious code.
On August 4, 2022, it became known that Gitlab plans to change its Data Retention Policy and automatically delete inactive repositories that have not been modified for a year. With this, Gitlab drew criticism from the open source community. Shortly after, it was announced that dormant projects would not be deleted, and would instead remain accessible in an archived state, potentially using a slower type of storage.
On September 17, 2021, GitLab Inc. publicly filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to the proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock. The firm began trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker "GTLB." in October.
In March 2015, GitLab Inc. acquired Gitorious, a competing Git hosting service. Gitorious had at the time around 822,000 registered users. Users were encouraged to move to GitLab, and the Gitorious service was discontinued in June 2015.
On March 15, 2017, GitLab Inc. announced the acquisition of Gitter. Included in the announcement was the stated intent that Gitter would continue as a standalone project. Additionally, GitLab Inc. announced that the code would become open-source under an MIT License no later than June 2017.
In January 2018, GitLab Inc. acquired Gemnasium, a service that provided security scanners with alerts for known security vulnerabilities in open-source libraries of various languages. The service was scheduled for complete shut-down on May 15. Gemnasium features and technology was integrated into GitLab EE and as part of CI/CD.
On June 11, 2020, GitLab Inc. acquired Peach Tech, a security software firm specializing in protocol fuzz testing, and Fuzzit.
On December 14, 2021, GitLab Inc. announced that it had acquired Opstrace, Inc., an open source observability distribution.
GitLab's application offers functionality to collaboratively plan, build, secure, and deploy software as a complete DevOps Platform. GitLab is scalable and can be hosted on-premises or on cloud storage. It also includes a wiki, issue-tracking, IDE, and CI/CD pipeline features.
GitLab, like GitHub, also offers a free GitLab Pages product for hosting static webpages, with optional Let's Encrypt for HTTPS support since version 12.1.
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