“Next Chapter for Gitpod
At Gitpod our focus has always been to remove all friction from the developer experience and empower developers to be always ready-to-code. Today we are excited to announce a $13m funding round led by General Catalyst, a fully revamped visual & brand identity as well as several product milestones aimed at defining a new product category in modern software development.
We did not need to raise money and actually did not plan for it. We reconsidered when Steve Herrod reached out last November. The first thing he mentioned during our inital call was that he spent the night before configuring and automating his Python environment with Gitpod and was blown away by the automation possibilities. His experience and personality are a 100% match with Gitpod and we feel great adding him as our first external board member. Steve and General Catalyst on our side let us accelerate our roadmap and continue to build out a fully-distributed world class team (we’re hiring) to move software development to the cloud. Next to General Catalyst all of our early backers participated in the round including Speedinvest, Crane Venture Partners and Vertex Ventures. Thank you for your continous support ”