Gradle is an open source build automation system that builds upon the concepts of Apache Ant and Apache Maven and introduces a Groovy-based domain-specific language (DSL) instead of the XML form used by Apache Maven for declaring the project configuration. Gradle uses a directed acyclic graph to determine the order in which tasks can be run.

Gradle was designed for multi-project builds which can grow to be quite large, and supports incremental builds by intelligently determining which parts of the build tree are up-to-date, so that any task dependent upon those parts will not need to be re-executed.

San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
42 (est)+5%
Gradle was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US
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Gradle Office Locations

Gradle has offices in Berlin and San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
325 9th St
Berlin, DE
2A Ritterstraße
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Gradle Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$4.2 m

Latest funding size

$4.20 m

Time since last funding

2 years ago


Gradle's latest funding round in December 2015 was reported to be $4.2 m. In total, Gradle has raised $4.2 m
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