This command-line tool that you’ve probably never heard of is gradually gaining traction

Graphite, an open source command line interface that is already proving popular among developers in early testing, has raised $20 million in a Series A funding round.

The technology is intended to eliminate typical bottlenecks in the code review process by removing the requirement to wait for approval before proceeding.

The founders of Graphite originally intended to bring mobile development tools to market, but they quickly discovered the potential of a tool they had developed for internal use only.

“We started to consider that maybe we should work on this instead because the response to what became Graphite was so strong and compelling.”