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COSS Weekly #132

Here's the one-hundred thirty-first issue of COSS Weekly, the global commercial open source (COSS) company category newsletter, brought to you every weekend by the team at OSS Capital, creators and stewards of COSS Community and Open Core Summit.

We deliver only the most fresh 😋 news from the previous week in COSS across: Funding, Content, Jobs, Liquidity and $COSS (Public Markets).

Last week saw $169.6M in funding announcements from Tools for Humanity (Worldcoin), Elementl, WireMock, TinyCorp, Pionix, and Ballerine, the announcement of Open Core Summit 2023 (December 6th-7th in SF, early bird tickets now available!), the 20th anniversary of WordPress, and important conversations on the direction of AI.


💰 COSS Funding: $169.6M

  • Tools for Humanity (Worldcoin), building a crypto and identity platform, announced their $115M Series C led by Blockchain Capital. Link
  • Elementl, the company behind Dagster, announced their $33M Series B led by Georgian. Link
  • WireMock, a tool for mock API development, announced their $6.5M Seed led by Ridge Ventures. Link
  • TinyCorp, making AI software for chips, announced $5.1M in funding. Link
  • Pionix, building an EV charging stack, announced their €5M Seed led by Pale Blue Dot. Link
  • Ballerine, making open-source KYB infrastructure, announced their $5M Seed led by Team8. Link

📚 COSS Content

💸 COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

  • Peer Richelsen 🗓🍊⚡️: "as an open source company, i like to buy other open source products. i wonder what kind of network effects this has in the future as more modern tech is build as open source" Link

🛠️ COSS Jobs

  • 3,470 jobs and 280 companies hiring! Link
  • Igor Kotua: "Ever wanted to work in open-source? Your chance is now! Introducing ossjobs by @CrowdDotDev - the job board exclusively for open-source opportunities. Discover exciting roles, make hires and contribute to open-source - all for free!

📊 $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets up 4.28% last week
  • Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.

Koyfin market data

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