At AG Grid, our mission is simple: Build the best datagrid in the world.
Our story is proof that necessity is the mother of invention. During his time working in London-based financial institutions, Niall Crosby - founder and CEO - struggled to find any datagrid component that could deliver the performance required in tandem with a complete feature list. This struggle ultimately led Niall to pulling out the keyboard one Christmas holiday period and starting AG Grid as a side project. This was then released as open source and quickly developed a following.
Niall found himself having to devote considerable time and effort to maintaining AG Grid, even fielding feature requests from users. It became apparent that this thing had legs - and the idea of AG Grid Enterprise took seed in Niall’s mind. A little over one year after the project started the first commercial version was launched.
Today, AG Grid is a self-funded, bootstrapped company with thousands of customers globally. Our product has resonated in the market - as our users face the same challenges Niall did - and this has been central to our rapid growth. And we’re not stopping here: we are working on the next great features to continue our mission.