Your coding copilot

(with real engineers in the cloud)
Assign tickets to the GitStart Bot, go to sleep, wake up with Pull Requests.
Only pay for code you merge

With GitStart Bot, you’re always in charge. Every PR comes with a cost in credits. Credits are consumed when you merge PRs. This aligns incentives and ensures quality.

Speaks all the languages you love

GitStart Bot works with most technologies used by fast growing engineering teams. The acceleration is especially fast for JS related frameworks (Node, React, Next, etc), and engineers have also used it to build compilers in C++.

No management, just code

GitStart Bot doesn't require to speak with anyone. It sends your task to multiple engineers, have them review each other, and selects the best PR. Ramp up is fast: with SourceGraph, GitStart Bot shipped 25 PRs in the first 20 working days.

7,500+  Pull requests successfully merged with

No need to trust us with your code

You should never need to trust us to keep your code safe, so we made Git sharing secure. With GitSlice, you choose what specific files and folders to share with the GitStart Bot. GitSlice automatically syncs code back and forth: GitStart Bot's PRs go through CI/CD checks, and PRs come in your git provider as if you had made them.

Skip time consuming implementation.
Let the GitStart Bot accelerate you.

Assign tickets in parallel. Assign any task that takes <5 days of full time work and has a clearly defined acceptance criteria. Drop useful documents like design files for frontend and logic for backend.

Receive daily updates on each ticket. For more control, activate "scaffold mode" to get a scaffold PR detailing how we'll tackle the task, as well as a budget estimate.

Review pull requests. All PRs go through 2+ reviews. They come with a testing environment link and a loom video. Billing stops there: all fixes are free if within scope.
RainforestQA integration coming soon

See it for yourself with
open source PRs

Acceleration stories

Hundreds of engineers, including many of our own, have been using GitStart Bot every day. It’s transformed the way they work – here’s what they have to say:
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Trying to code in an unfamiliar language by googling everything is like navigating a foreign country with just a phrase book. Using GitHub Copilot is like hiring an interpreter.
Jane Doe / CloseAI
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Trying to code in an unfamiliar language by googling everything is like navigating a foreign country with just a phrase book. Using GitHub Copilot is like hiring an interpreter.
Jane Doe / CloseAI
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Trying to code in an unfamiliar language by googling everything is like navigating a foreign country with just a phrase book. Using GitHub Copilot is like hiring an interpreter.
Jane Doe / CloseAI
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Trying to code in an unfamiliar language by googling everything is like navigating a foreign country with just a phrase book. Using GitHub Copilot is like hiring an interpreter.
Jane Doe / CloseAI
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Trying to code in an unfamiliar language by googling everything is like navigating a foreign country with just a phrase book. Using GitHub Copilot is like hiring an interpreter.
Jane Doe / CloseAI

Under the hood

Lightning speed onboarding

When a GitStart instance capacity increases, GitStart Bot sends the same tickets to hundreds of engineers and have them review each other. Engineers are allocated an instance specific performance score, and become qualified to tackle new tickets passed a threshold.

Optimal talent allocation

Engineers are dynamically added and removed from an instance depending on their instance performance score. The highest performing engineers all get allocated full time to limit context switching.

Review driven development

All tickets are reviewed by 4 types of engineers. Owners review architecture and ensure integration. Developers code. Reviewers review. QA test edge cases. Role allocation for non full time QA engineers averages 50% development, 30% ownership and reviews, 10% learning, and 10% QA.

Review Environments. Even for native mobile apps

Each PR gets deployed in its own environment on every change. It supports docker containers to deploy web and backend projects. It can also deploy APK format for Android and IPA format for iOS projects to support native mobile projects.

"By devs for devs" time tracking

GitStart custom time tracking tool is automatic - based on git branch & activity, non invasive - no screenshots, and fair - PR credits estimates discard meetings, breaks, etc to only include productive time (time spent speccing, coding and reviewing).

Enterprise grade features

On top of GitSlice, GitStart can ensure military grade security with features such as online IDE ( in partnership with GitPod) to ensure code never leaves your systems, NDA signatures and personal audit logs for every engineer.

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Learn with the best

1. Hack on the codebases of the fastest growing companies worldwide.
2. Learn with coding tasks scoped by senior engineers.
3. Put your work in the hands of millions of users.

Accelerate your growth

1. Bi-weekly 1:1 call with experienced mentors focused on both personal and professional growth
2. Tailored professional training (English coaching, technical courses, etc)
3. Extreme emphasis on code review, even for juniors

Remote done right

1. Receive payouts in your local bank account with local currency
2. Meet amazing engineers from all around the world in regular online events
3. Work flexibly in a culture that embraced asynchronous communications

Frequently
asked questions

Do I need to speak with anyone?

No interaction is required. At the same time, engineers powering the GitStart Bot are available if need be.

What tools do you integrate with?

Ticketing system: Jira, Github Issues, Linear.
Git provider: GitHub, GitLab, BitBucket.
If yours is not in this list, let us know. Building an integration typically takes less than a week.

What technologies are supported?

GitStart Bot works with most modern technologies used by VC backed ventures. The acceleration is especially fast for JS frameworks and libraries (Node, React, Next, View, vanilla JS, Typescript, etc), but engineers have also used it to build things like compilers in C++, data pipelines in Python, backend architectures in Golang and GraphQL, etc. Send us a message if your technologies are not mentioned in this non exhaustive list.

How long is the onboarding process?

Onboarding takes half an hour. 1. Add GitStart bot to your ticketing system, git provider and Slack/Teams, 2. sign legal documents, 3. top up credits. Then, assign the GitStart Bot tickets and receive your first PR within 1 to 2 weeks.

How quickly can GitStart scale up or down?

Capacity automatically scales up and down with your needs. Automated coding competitions with hundreds of engineers mixed with automated code reviews and code pairing matching typically enable GitStart to double capacity every two to three weeks.

Who owns the code GitStart writes for me?

We are buddhism influenced engineers: we want to do things right. The code GitStart Bot generates belongs to you. GitStart voids 100% of its intellectual property to all code, forever and for all jurisdictions. Terms and conditions are intentionally written to strongly favour users to make legal back and forth unnecessary. And because we want to do things right.

How safe is my data?

Your data is safe as GitStart developers can never access it. A hard requirement to install the GitStart Bot is to have a staging environment.

Your code is safe with GitSlice (see relevant section).

Your tickets are safe as the GitStart Bot only pulls in the tickets it is assigned to.

Can you fulfil enterprise level security requirements?

Yes. GitStart powers enterprise clients in industries like finance, insurance and blockchain.

On top of GitSlice, GitStart can ensure
military grade security with features such as online IDE development, in partnership with GitPod, to ensure code never leaves your systems, and NDA signature + personal audit log for every engineer.

How do you ensure consistent code quality?

We don't, you do.

You only page for PRs you merge. If a PR does not meet your quality standards, you are welcome to reject it or add review comments.

Billing stops at the first review cycle: all updates and bug fixes, as long as they are in scope, are free. On average, 85% of PRs are merged within the first review cycle, which is slightly higher that our users' internal teams' average.

How do you ensure consistent code quality?

Quality is ensured in two main ways: optimal talent allocation and Review driven development.

Optimal talent allocation: Engineers are dynamically added and removed from an instance depending on their instance performance score. The highest performing engineers all get allocated full time to limit context switching.

Review driven development: GitStart uses review driven development All tickets are reviewed by 4 types of engineers. Owners review architecture and ensure integration. Developers code. Reviewers review. QA test edge cases. Role allocation for non full time QA engineers averages 50% development, 30% ownership and reviews, 10% learning, and 10% QA.

What if GitStart Bot introduces bugs?

All updates and bug fixes, as long as they are in scope, are free.

How does billing work?

Top up credits. Every PR comes with a credit estimate based on productive hours. Billing stops during the first review cycle - all bug fixes and updates, if within scope, are free. Your credit balance is only deducted when you merge a PR. Unused credits roll on forever and are fully refundable.

What are productive hours?

We couldn't offer enough transparency and fairness with off the shelf tools, so we built our own time tracking technology to differentiate productive hours (hours spent speccing, coding and code reviewing) from the rest (meetings, learning, breaks, etc). Our estimates only ever include productive time.

Also, productive hours are converted into mid-level engineer productive hours using each developer's performance coefficient.

Do credits expire?

All updates and bug fixes, as long as they are in scope, are free.

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