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CollabNet VersionOne
IndustrySoftware Company
Founded1999; 23 years ago (1999)
FounderTim O'Reilly, Brian Behlendorf and Bill Portelli
Key people
Flint Brenton (CEO)
  • TeamForge
  • TeamForge SCM
  • VersionOne
  • Continuum
  • VS
WebsiteOffice website

CollabNet VersionOne is a software firm headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, United States. CollabNet VersionOne products and services belong to the industry categories of value stream management, devops, agile management, application lifecycle management (ALM), and enterprise version control. These products are used by companies and government organizations to reduce the time it takes to create and release software.[1][2][3][4][5]


The company was founded to improve the methods of software creation and delivery. Today devops is extending to the application of value stream management practices.

This is a business-to-business software company. The company's customers are global enterprises and government organizations that use the products to apply a cohesive approach to software development and management throughout application development life-cycles.[citation needed]

The company's customers are in diverse industries such as finance, healthcare, government, high-tech, and others in 100 countries. CollabNet VersionOne partners are composed of other technology providers that enable certain product capabilities and extend the coverage of products, as well sales and delivery partners.[6][7][8] The company also teams with #YesWeCode, a Dream Corps initiative designed to bring free technology training and industry connections to 100,000 young people in communities of color and increase local talent for the technology industry.[9]

The company also offers training and education in its categories, from Scrum certifications and Agile training to value stream management. Many trainings and certifications are open to the public, requiring no experience with the company's products. It is widely understood in the software industry that Scrum and Agile are foundational for modern software development teams.


The company was originally founded as CollabNet in 1999 by Tim O’Reilly, Brian Behlendorf, and Bill Portelli, who also served as the company's chief executive officer.[10][11][12] The founding mission was to create software that helps organizations manage and improve software development processes and make them more efficient while producing higher quality software. Vector Capital became a major investor of the company in 2014.

In May 2015, Flint Brenton became president and chief executive officer with Portelli remaining on the board of directors.[13][14] The company remains privately owned.[15]

CollabNet merged with VersionOne in 2017, becoming CollabNet VersionOne, and began expanding its enterprise value stream management endeavors.

TPG Capital acquired CollabNet VersionOne from Vector Capital, announcing investments in the company up to $500 million over the next years.

Previous additions include the 2010 acquisition of Danube Technologies, a company specializing in Agile/Scrum management software tools (including ScrumWorks Pro) and consulting and training services for organizations implementing Agile.[16][17][18] CollabNet also acquired Codesion in 2010.[19][20][21] Codesion specialized in cloud development.[22][23][24]

The company has historically focused on innovating on its own and through partnerships, from early ALM, to solutions[buzzword] for government use, to the cloud, to DevOps and Value Stream Management.[25][26][27][28][29][30][31]

In January 2020, CollabNet VersionOne (CollabNet) and XebiaLabs announced that the two companies had merged.[32] In April of that year, Arxan joined, the merger of the three companies being known by the name


The company offers several products for agile management, devops, value stream management, application lifecycle management (ALM), and enterprise version control. The company's major products include VersionOne, Continuum, TeamForge, TeamForge SCM, and VS.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Lardinois, Frederic (21 January 2014). "Vector Capital Makes Controlling Investment In CollabNet Developer Platform". TechCrunch. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Collabnet Embeds Black Duck Code Sight Into TeamForge to Drive Productivity and Code Reuse Across Git and Subversion". 25 June 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2016.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Deconstructing The Cloud". The Huffington Post. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  4. ^ "CollabNet's Big DevOps Move -- ADTmag". ADTmag. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  5. ^ "Companies reaped the benefits of agile and DevOps in 2016 - SD Times". SD Times. 2016-12-29. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  6. ^ “CollabNet and Hitachi Solutions Partner to Deliver TeamForge ALM Platform for Enterprise DevOps and Software Agility in Japan.” (23 September 2014) Relationship Science.
  7. ^ "Carahsoft, CollabNet Win $29 Million Defense Contract - InformationWeek". InformationWeek. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  8. ^ "CollabNet Agile Assessment: Interview with VP David Parker - Software Quality Insights". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  9. ^ "CollabNet Partners with #YesWeCode to Expand Software Development Opportunities to Untapped and High-Value Diverse Workforce". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  10. ^ "Open-source programming sites go live". CNET. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  11. ^ "Banks 'should give back to open-source community'". CNET. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  12. ^ World Economic Forum (2009-11-24), Technology Pioneer 2010 - Bill Portelli (CollabNet), archived from the original on 2021-12-19, retrieved 2017-01-25
  13. ^ "CollabNet Goes Agile, Acquires Danube - DZone Agile". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  14. ^ Taft, Darryl (24 April 2007). “CollabNet Acquires SourceForge.” eWeek.
  15. ^ Krill, Paul. "CollabNet adds Scrum tech provider". InfoWorld. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  16. ^ "CollabNet Acquires Cloud Hosting Provider Codesion - Web Host Industry Review". Web Host Industry Review. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  17. ^ "Codesion acquisition is CollabNet SCM's key to the cloud - SD Times". SD Times. 2010-10-19. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  18. ^ "CollabNet Further Embraces Cloud with Codesion Acquisition -- Visual Studio Magazine". Visual Studio Magazine. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  19. ^ Krill, Paul. "CollabNet accommodates cloud in ALM package". InfoWorld. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  20. ^ "Deconstructing The Cloud". The Huffington Post. 2014-10-03. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  21. ^ " Launches CloudForge for Cloud Development and Deployment". ReadWrite. 2012-04-30. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  22. ^ Information Week Names CollabNet-Powered One of the Most Innovative Government Projects
  23. ^ "CHIPS Articles: Upgrades to TeamForge 7.2 Providing Users with Customer Driven Features and Improvements". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  24. ^ Krill, Paul. "CollabNet accommodates cloud in ALM package". InfoWorld. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  25. ^ "CollabNet new TeamForge accelerates enterprise application delivery - SD Times". SD Times. 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  26. ^ "CollabNet Embeds Black Duck Code Sight Into TeamForge To Drive Productivity And Code Reuse Across Git And Subversion". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  27. ^ "Collabnet Pushes Agile ALM into the Cloud -- THE Journal". THE Journal. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  28. ^ "CollabNet Introduces DevOps Lifecycle Manager | DEVOPSdigest". Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  29. ^ DOES San Francisco 2016 w/ Flint Brenton, CEO Collabnet & Rodrigo Gonzalez, Clarive, 2016-11-12, archived from the original on 2021-12-19, retrieved 2017-01-25
  30. ^ Collins-Sussman, Ben; Fitzpatrick, Brian W.; Michael Pilato, C. (October 2009). Collins-Sussman, Ben; Fitzpatrick, Brian W.; Pilato, C. Michael (2009). Subversion 1.6 Official Guide: Version Control with Subversion. ISBN 978-1596821699.
  31. ^ Bantle, Ulrich. "Subversion Goes to Apache » Linux Magazine". Linux Magazine. Retrieved 2017-01-25.
  32. ^ "CollabNet VersionOne and XebiaLabs Combine to Create Integrated Agile DevOps Platform | CollabNet VersionOne".

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