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COSS Weekly #158

Here's the one-hundred fifty-eighth 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 πŸ˜‹ news from the previous week in COSS across: Funding, Content, Jobs, Liquidity and $COSS (Public Markets).

Last week saw $102.5M+ in funding announcements for Together AI and Extropic, Open Core Summit THIS WEDNESDAY in San Francisco (use code opensourcefrens for a discount!), a major new member of the Godot ecosystem, and more!

Enjoy!


πŸ’° COSS Funding: $102.5M+

  • Together AI, a cloud platform for generative AI, announced their $102.5M Series A led by Kleiner Perkins. Link
  • JJ --- oss/acc: "I'm proud to announce that @OSSCapital is an investor in @GillVerd's (aka @BasedBeffJezos) startup @Extropic_AI. We have yet to scratch the surface of possibilities in AI --- Extropic is unlocking first principles AI that promise to transform our reality in very important ways." Link
  • Beff Jezos --- e/acc: "Open source is the way. e/acc is synergistic with the @OSSCapital mission. Excited to work w/@JosephJacks_ towards our first open source releases. Stay tuned." Link
  • JJ --- oss/acc: "New FAQ added to @git_round - we have so many amazing applications already. Lunching our second cohort the first week of January 2024 and accepting another 4-6 teams on December 30th! Please apply: oss.capital/gitround" Link

πŸ“š COSS Content

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "We @OSSCapital are proud and honored to serve 8 (and growing) portfolio companies with a strong / full presence in India. Capital all deployed from our domestic US funds given the opportunities these startups are addressing are all global in nature: @hoppscotch_io @nocodb @planepowers @theappsmith @pdiscoveryio @skytabledb @InfrHQ @revertdotdev" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Open Core Summit is NEXT WEEK in SF. Wednesday and Thursday, December 5-6th. Come meet and learn from founders of Red Hat, Automattic, GitHub, GitLab, and many more on their journeys from idea to scale. Use code 'opensourcefrens' for a discount. opencoresummit.com" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Beautiful implementation of Whisper in Rust on Burn: github.com/Gadersd/whispe..." Link

  • CrabNebula: "Tauri 2.0 and its best features in 2minutes. -- This audio is an excerpt from the @PodRocketpod podcast where @TejasKumar_ hosted an interview with Daniel Thompson-Yvetot, co-founder of @TauriApps." Link

  • Heather Meeker: "Another misguided, anti-open-source, anti-China Op Ed that misses the point of open standards. thehill.com/opinion/techno..." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "By far the most counterintuitive and misunderstood aspect of COSS is that the core tech is loosely vs. tightly coupled to the company. This dynamic enables business model optionality, product architecture optionality, engineering efficiency optionality, and so much more." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Great coverage on our $4M founding seed investment in @planepowers by @TechCrunch's @psawers techcrunch.com/2023/11/28/pla..." Link

  • BoxyHQ: "Exciting News Alert! Today, we are thrilled to unveil our new SaaS solution on @ProductHunt If you're a dev at a dynamic SaaS startup that is starting to sell to enterprises, or if you are a dev in a large enterprise seeking your product be "approved" by Infosec or Security teams, we've got your back! Think Single Sign-On, Directory Sync, and a suite of other security compliance features---all right out of the box. Your feedback and support mean the world to us! producthunt.com/posts/boxyhq-s..." Link

  • OSS Capital: "We just crossed 6,000 followers. Thank you all!" Link

  • Flagsmith: "We're excited to share this podcast episode! @benjarom3 chatted to @didier_lopes from @openbb_finance (open source investment research) They chatted: Hiring #opensource contributors Data in the financial industry Managing rapid adoption and PRs flagsmith.com/podcast/openbb" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Open source offers unending disruptions on innovation and distribution when applied to any areas where one or both of those are prone to high levels of friction." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Next week is going to be surreal. Over the last few years of @OSSCapital deploying > $100m in > 60 amazing COSS startups across over a dozen countries, we finally get to hang out in person with so many of those founders for the first time ever in one place, IRL --- So excited about this. Join us: opencoresummit.com" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "We @W4Games look forward to welcoming Peter Jackson's @WetaFXofficial to the @godotengine community. Sad, tho, to see the continued implosion of Unity under horrifically incompetent leadership. reuters.com/technology/uni..." Link

  • Lisa Gregory: "Thank you @OpenCoreSummit sponsors! PLATINUM: @Automattic, @OSSCapital, GOLD: @wasmerio, @calcom, @openbb_finance, @documenso, @formbricks, @ResearchHub, @drawthingsapp for your support! Only 1 week left to register! opencoresummit.com Use code FriendofLG to save 50%" Link

  • Peer Richelsen --- oss/acc: "ive realized that open source is the natural evolution of closed source SaaS same we went from selling CDs to cloud SaaS we go from SaaS to COSS COSS is not an alternative--- its the successor" Link

  • Peer Richelsen --- oss/acc: "come join me in the oss/acc -- open source acceleration its e/acc but open source! a safe and prosperous future needs open system" Link

  • Peer Richelsen --- oss/acc: "i'm so glad i'm going. would be big fomo otherwise" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Next week" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "This is @godotengine." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Use @spacedriveapp. Be ." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Some awesome announcements coming next week ..." Link

  • Godot Engine: "We did it! Our third feature release of the year, Godot 4.2, is out now Over 350 contributors helped to build this release, submitting more than 1800 improvements to the engine. Learn how #GodotEngine makes your gamedev journey more fun: godotengine.org/article/godot-..." Link

  • W4 Games: "Congrats to all #GodotEngine contributors for an amazing release! We're proud to have helped shape this 4.2 release, which is used as the baseline for both our upcoming Consoles and Cloud products! Stay tuned for news about those, we have some coming up soon :)" Link

  • AI at Meta: "10 years of FAIR. 10 years of advancing the state of the art in AI through open research. We're celebrating the 10th anniversary of Meta's Fundamental AI Research team and continuing that legacy by sharing our work on three exciting new research projects today. Details below" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "During my opening keynote next week at OCS III, we will showcase the progress "demo day" of our founding four @git_round startups (@revertdotdev @ShelfQR @milliondotjs @InfrHQ). Not to miss! Register with this code: opensourcefrens opencoresummit.com" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Beautiful and comprehensive feature highlight reel of the latest @godotengine v4.2 release by @NathanGDQuest youtu.be/wHXJPaj6988?si..." Link

  • OpenBB: "Join us next week! Don't miss @didier_lopes talk at the Open Core Summit on December 6-7, virtually or in-person at Pier 27 in San Francisco, CA. #opencoresummit" Link

  • Automattic: "Our CEO and WordPress Co-Founder, @photomatt, will be speaking @opencoresummit next week in San Francisco, December 6-7, about life, distributed work, and open source. If you're attending, stop by our booth and say hi! More details at: opencoresummit.com #OpenCoreSummit" Link

  • AppFlowy: "Progress on AppFlowy Mobile built with #flutter" Link

  • Coinbase: "️ Accept that it will always be this way. ️ Build something better. #UpdateTheSystem" Link

  • TechCrunch: "Bluesky rolls out automated moderation tools, plus user and moderation lists tcrn.ch/46GtFU8 by @sarahpereztc" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Open Core Summit is next week Dec 6-7 in SF. We have founders of @bluesky @skiffprivacy @RedHat @github @gitlab @automattic @observablehq @calcom @strapijs @MindsDB @weaviate_io @trychroma @drawthingsapp @formbricks @MericoDev @DataStax @spacedriveapp @neondatabase + speaking. opencoresummit.com" Link

  • Tracel AI: "Burn 0.11.0 Released We introduce Just-in-Time Automatic Kernel Fusion, available for element-wise operations in our WGPU backend. It can speed up your code by up to 10 times depending on how much you combine element-wise operations. Release note: github.com/tracel-ai/burn..." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Don't forget to signup to attend Open Core Summit III next week on Wednesday and Thursday if you are in SF. We @OSSCapital have a few very exciting announcements then and 15+ of our portfolio founders along with hundreds of others in one place for the first time ever. Use code 'opensourcefrens' opencoresummit.com" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Go @PlanePowers Go ! github.com/makeplane/plane" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "I don't agree with everything @dhh says but he makes some fantastic points about the power of self-hosting, the end of SaaS and the power of open source here with @jason: youtu.be/3rWsdUkQ_-0?si..." Link

  • Nous Research: "Our latest multi-modal release, Hermes-2-Vision, is now available on HuggingFace. huggingface.co/NousResearch/N... GGUF quantization coming shortly. Thanks to our very own @stablequan and @Teknium1 for their contributions to Nous and the open-source community." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Oh geez.... Ok but this does NOT forgive the man of his many many many egregious sins. It does not." Link

  • Didier Lopes: "How many investment research apps allow you to bring your own data to the software? This is one of the features that quants get the most excited about when trying the OpenBB Terminal Pro. In this video, I talk about this and show how you can integrate data from @supabase" Link


πŸ’ΈΒ COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

No COSS Liquidity announcements this week.


πŸ› οΈ COSS Jobs

  • 3,747 jobs and 297Β companies hiring! Link

πŸ“Š $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets up 8.86% last week

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

Koyfin market data

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