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COSS Weekly #161

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

Last week saw's $25K Git Round 🌱, Million.js chosen for YCombinator, Cisco's acquisition of Isovalent, amazing end-of-year updates from projects and COSS companies, keynotes from Open Core Summit available online, progress in open-source AI, and more!


πŸ’° COSS Funding: $25K

  •, the open-source alternative to Loom, announced their $25K Git Round led by OSS Capital. Link
  • Git Round: "Excited to announce our first acceptance into GRQ124, our second cohort --- congratulations to @richiemcilroy and : the open source and privacy-focused alternative to Loom." Link
  • Peer Richelsen --- oss/acc: "25% of @git_round got accepted into YC" Link
  • JJ --- oss/acc: "I am so freaking excited about future of the @OSSCapital portfolio. We have tiny sub-$100M funds and MANY companies that are on trajectories to change the world. Our goal is to produce the most successful VC funds in history while accelerating an open future faster than ever." Link

πŸ“š COSS Content

  • OpenBB: "Introducing the OpenBB Network: A platform for investors and analysts to connect, learn, and empower each other. (1/9) Read the Full Story Here:" Link

  • Godot Engine: "Prepare to hear a lot more from us! Read our blog post about future Community & Communications efforts, and don't forget to fill out our feedback form below" Link

  • Steven Tey: "Ever since we launched @dubdotco, we've heard how tricky it was to self-host Dub. Today, we're excited to release our official self-hosting guide β†’ Host your own version of Dub, powered by @tinybirdco, @upstash, @planetscale, @resendlabs, and @vercel." Link

  • OpenRouter: "Non-mixed Mistrals are still seeing lots of action. Huge growth this week on Capybara 7B, a @MistralAI finetune by @NousResearch" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Here is my keynote fireside with Red Hat co-founder and CEO Bob Young ... it is an understatement to say that Bob is a deep well of wisdom and brilliance." Link

  • Juan Linietsky: "This is how the rendering area of Godot is looking like for 4.3, several massive pull requests with refactors and improvements coming up one after another.." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Nearly 12,000 Airtable bases have been migrated to @NocoDB! Join the movement to take control of your data and platform by the power of open source. FREE cloud service during technical preview over the next couple months." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Such a great chat with the awesome @kelseyhightower on AI, open source, life and optimism. Earlier this month at OCS III in SF." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Just finished our last @openbb_finance board meeting for 2023... huge congrats to @didier_lopes on manifesting his vision from nothing to such a phenomenal year and gearing up to drive growth with major enterprise customers --- we are seeing strong adoption with many of the largest financial services institutions." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "It has been an awesome privilege to partner with @automattic and @photomatt --- here is Matt Mullenweg on the keynote stage at OCS III earlier this month in SF." Link

  • Stability AI: "Today, we are adding Stable Video Diffusion, our foundation model for generative video to the Stability AI Developer Platform API. The model can generate 2 seconds of video, comprising of 25 generated frames and 24 frames of FILM interpolation, within an average time of 41 seconds. Developers interested in utilizing Stable Video Diffusion through an API can access it now on the Stability AI Developer Platform. Learn more here:" Link

  • Vamsi Kurama: "Biggest @planepowers release so far. It took us ~2 months to drive this release. major features, performance upgrades and many bug fixes. Innovating and smashing the features set from competitive landscape is harder than imagined. Super proud of my team for shipping fast." Link

  • Liyas Thomas: "v2023.12.0 is now out with features like: Collection-level headers and auth Hoppscotch Widgets Embeds, "Run in Hoppscotch" buttons, and more" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Congratulations to our @OSSCapital founders building @planepowers , @nocodb, @TauriApps and @rustdesk for ranking in global top charts on @github in December 2023 to end the year with a big bang." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Awesome interview with @github founder @mojombo earlier this month at our third Open Core Summit in SF. Tom was so kind to do extensive Q&A at the end!" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Did last @hoppscotch_io board mtg of '23. Blown away by @liyasthomas execution. We led founding $3M seed in late '21. Liyas went from Zero to 15~ people, cloud + ent. product, major customers, millions of users and PROFITABLE w/ years of runway still. Alien mascot makes sense." Link

  • Didier Lopes: "We crossed 30,000 users on the hub And almost 5000 signed up for Terminal Pro waitlist Invites to start rolling out soon" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Fascinating conversation with my partner Daniela Rus of MIT CSAIL and Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Let's get the amazing @didier_lopes to 5,000 followers before end of year. While you are at it, go and download @openbb_finance and experience the future of investment research." Link

  • OpenBB: "Looking for something a little more exotic? India just overtook Hong Kong to become the 7th largest Stock exchange. The OpenBB Terminal makes it easy to browse any selection of Indian companies. Super easy!" Link

  • Tracel AI: "Burn End of the year Survey Whether you've just heard of the Burn deep learning framework or have been working with it for a while, we would be happy to hear from you" Link

  • Hoppscotch: "Hoppscotch -- 2023 Wrapped 2023 has been an exciting and productive year for us here at Hoppscotch. We look back on a year of progress and momentum with dozens of new features, hundreds of fixes and improvements, and thousands of happy customers." Link

  • OpenBB: "2023 at OpenBB What a special year. 2024, we're ready for you!" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "I want to give a shout-out to someone very special. I've had the privilege of working closely with @pesieminski this last year. Paul is IMO the most exceptionally insightful and impressive executive in COSS. He has helped @automattic scale from to great heights." Link

  • Didier Lopes: "So, I did something. As part of OpenBB creative hackathon, I built an AI-powered financial analyst who lives on Slack and has access to 100+ financial datasets through OpenBB. Oh... And I made him sassy. Example prompts below" Link

  • Yann LeCun: "Open source AI foundation models will wipe out closed and proprietary AI models for the same reason Wikipedia wiped out generalist commercial encyclopedia: crowd-sourced human contributions to open platforms can cater to a high diversity of interests, cultures, and languages." Link

πŸ’ΈΒ COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

  • Isovalent: "We're excited to share some wonderful news: Cisco is acquiring Isovalent!" Link

πŸ› οΈ COSS Jobs

  • 3,548 jobs and 298 companies hiring! Link

πŸ“Š $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets up 3.57% last week

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

Koyfin market data

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