GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service offering distributed revision control and source code management functionality of Git as well as adding its own features. Over 4 million people use it to share code. It is the place to share code with friends, co-workers, classmates, and complete strangers.

The collaborative features of the GitHub platform, its desktop apps, and GitHub Enterprise make it easier for individuals and teams to write better code. GitHub is one of the world’s largest code hosts that simplify sharing code.

GitHub was founded in 2008 by Tom Preston-Werner, PJ Hyett, and Chris Wanstrath. It is based in San Francisco, C.A.


Established: 2008
Capital: $350M
People: Chris Wanstrath, CEO
PJ Hyett, Co-founder & COO
Tom Preston-Werner, Co-founder & President
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