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Chris Wanstrath

CEO, Cofounder

2007

The Problem

He and GitHub co-founder Tom Preston-Werner came together in 2007 to solve the online collaboration problem as a side project.

2008

The Launch

Tom Preston-Werner and Chris Wanstrath launched GitHub

2012

Raising Funds

GitHub raised $100 million in funding from Andreessen Horowitz with $750 million valuation

2018

Acquisition

On October 26 2018, Microsoft acquired Github at $7.5 Bn

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