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Patrick DeVivo

We’re proud to announce that MergeStat has raised over $1.2m in pre-seed funding led by OSS Capital, with participation from Caffeinated Capital and prominent angel investors.

At MergeStat, our mission is to enable operational analytics for software engineering teams via powerful, open-source tooling and systems.

We believe there is tremendous value in connecting SQL with the systems used to build and ship software. Engineering organizations are often “black boxes” driven by intuition and gut-feel decisions. By enabling access to the processes and artifacts of software engineering as data, MergeStat helps organizations become data-driven in the ways most relevant to their needs.

Our PostgreSQL approach is based on applying SQL to the data sources involved in building and shipping software. SQL not only grants the ability to ask adhoc questions, but also brings compatibility with many BI, visualization, and data platforms.

We’re working with a variety of organizations using MergeStat to answer questions about the software-development-lifecycle, in the tools they prefer. To date, we’ve worked with teams using our SQL approach to answer questions around:

  • Audit and compliance
  • Code and dependency version sprawl
  • Engineering metrics and transparency (DORA metrics)
  • Code pattern monitoring and reporting
  • Developer on-boarding
  • Vulnerability reporting
  • …and more

“MergeStat is bringing the lingua franca of data to code: applying SQL to the modern SDLC will unlock tremendous value for all software developers. We are greatly honored to partner with Patrick DeVivo on this important mission!”

– Joseph Jacks, Founder and General Partner at OSS Capital

Over the past year, MergeStat has grown into an amazing team with a growing open-source presence. We’re very excited for our next chapter, as we begin working with more organizations looking to answer questions about how their engineering teams operate.


Patrick DeVivo

AskGit, the command line tool for querying git repositories with SQL, is now called MergeStat (the command is now mergestat) and you can find our new home on GitHub at mergestat/mergestat and our new homepage at

This is also the first post on our new blog and dedicated documentation site, welcome! 🎉

Why the change?

In short, to decenter git from our name. AskGit has carried us a long way as a tool focused on querying the history and contents of git repositories, and that functionality remains a core part of what we're building. However, as we look towards what's next, much of what we hope to make accesssible via our SQL environment is the ability to query software development in general, not just git repositories. That being said, git remains the backbone of so much of software development anyway, and as such, remains a key part of our project.

MergeStat is an allusion to our deep tie to git data (source code and commit history), but also is meant to convey the "bringing together" of a broader array of data sources we will be supporting.

Join us on Slack

We're also launching a new dedicated Slack Community - come hang out with us there - bring questions and any interesting queries!