Ron Miller via TechCrunch, December 11, 2015
Surely by now we know that every company is a software company, and as more companies focus on software development, it is increasingly difficult for them to manage the complexity around coordinating builds and creating executables. That’s where the open source Gradle tool comes in — and it got $4.2 million today to continue to expand the commercial company behind the open source project.
The round was led jointly by True Ventures and Data Collective (DCVC). This is actually the first funding for the company, which has been boot strapping up until now, founder and CEO Hans Dockter told TechCrunch.
Gradle is a huge success by any open source standards, being used by millions of developers and some of the best known companies in the world including Netflix, LinkedIn, Siemens, Google Android and a host of other big names.
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