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COSS Weekly #163

Here's the one-hundred sixty-third 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 $54M🌱 in funding announcements for Openwater and LearnAnything, growing momentum from OSS challengers, opportunities and calls to build in 2024, and more!


πŸ’° COSS Funding: $54M🌱

  • Openwater, creating an open Silicon Hospital ecosystem, announced their $54M in funding and 100% open-source direction. Link

  • LearnAnything, a tool for learning and knowledge management, announced their $25K Git Round 🌱 as part of GRQ124 led by @git_round and OSS Capital! Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "We've accepted @nikitavoloboev into @git_round GRQ124. I'm very excited about our weekly sessions and blown away by Nikita's passion, skills and vision toward building @LearnAnything_ into the best learning platform." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "New @OSSCapital portfolio page updated.. these are just our disclosed investments. Close to 30 more undisclosed to be unveiled soon." Lin

πŸ“š COSS Content

  • Joost de Valk: "As I explored the lovely new open-source projects and companies that are @calcom, @formbricks & @OpenStatusHQ, amongst many others, one thing became quite obvious: WordPress needs more dev-rel!" Link

  • Steven Tey: "2023 was a phenomenal year for @dubdotco. β—† 13.8K @github stars β—† 250K links created β—† 16.5M clicks tracked β—† 1.7K domains added β—† Increased MRR by 13x Can't wait to take things to the next level in 2024" Link

  • PC Gamer: "Hardcore survival shooter Road to Vostok is looking really good after switching engines from Unity to Godot" Link

  • Nous Research: "Happy New Year! We've decided to ring in 2024 with a new release, Nous Hermes 2 SOLAR 10.7B! This is the latest of our flagship model series, and benchmarks get close to our Yi 34B model at 1/3rd the size! Available on HuggingFace now:" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Reflecting on 2023... Crossed 13M+ impressions on X Deployed $45M via @OSSCapital Led 12 founding seed rounds at incorporation in 7 countries (only 4 in the bay area) Got back into shape in the second half of the year LFG 2024!" Link

  • Juan Linietsky: "Exactly a decade ago, Ariel Manzur and I announced publicly that a new FOSS game engine (@godotengine) was being released (Actual FOSS release happened in February)." Link

  • Heather Meeker: ""Open source needs to catch up in 2024" calls for a new open source definition. via @infoworld" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Who's building the open source challenger to @framer ?" Link

  • Brian Armstrong: "Hopefully @ResearchHub can help with this by being a meritocratic modern day scientific journal that rejects dogma and truly embraces the scientific method again." Link

  • Revert: "Powering integrations for our partners at (YC)" Link

  • OpenBB: "Have you joined the waitlist for the Terminal Pro already? We're giving access to many more users in the upcoming weeks Don't miss out, join now:" Link

  • Open Source Startup Podcast: "Releasing the FIRST podcast of 2024 We chat w/ monorepo expert @jeffbcross about his open source project & company @NxDevTools digging into: The benefits of monorepos Growth once they moved outside of Angular Learning how to support large cos" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Open source will change everything. Continuously. Embrace change." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Several @OSSCapital portfolio companies we helped incorporate are now profitable and growing rapidly... having spent only a fraction of the capital we invested and none of the follow-on rounds. COSS startups are even more capital efficient than I've preached over the years." Link

  • Steven Tey: "TIL @hoppscotch_io has their product experience as their landing page as well β†’ What a delightful experience" Link

  • Richie - oss/acc: "Used @documenso to sign a doc earlier, and attended a meeting scheduled via @calcom. Open source software isn't the future. It's now." Link

  • Steven Tey: "ok real talk -- who is building the open-source Carta alternative/successor?? something you can self-host and fully own your cap table data & PII DM me if you're launching/raising -- I know investors (myself included) who'd write you a check in a heartbeat" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "We need a new platform for open and collaborative science @ResearchHub" Link

  • Chris Lott: "There's a race to build an open source @cartainc right now being funded by @OSSCapital" Link

πŸ’ΈΒ COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

No COSS Liquidity announcements this week.

πŸ› οΈ COSS Jobs

  • 3,447 jobs and 299 companies hiring! Link

  • annieanqi: "I'm on the hunt for some visionary designers to elevate @appflowy 's branding, UX/UI, and most importantly---user experience. I'm totally dedicated to making this happen in 2024. DM me with your portfolio! I'm looking for individual talent, not design agencies. Sorry" Link

πŸ“Š $COSS - Public Markets

$COSS markets down 5.39% last week

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

Koyfin market data

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