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COSS Weekly #167

Here's the one-hundred sixty-seventh 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 $1.5M in funding announcements from Maybe, news from Automattic and CrabNebula, the 6th anniversary of OSS Capital, product and community updates, and more!


💰 COSS Funding: $1.5M

  • Maybe, the personal finance operating system, announced their $1.5M Seed led by OSS Capital. Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Honored to share that @OSSCapital has led a $1.5M seed round in the future of @maybe --- the open source operating system for personal finance! Thank you to @Shpigford for partnering with us." Link

  • Josh Pigford: "This raise was led by @OSSCapital / @JosephJacks_, who has already been an incredible advocate for @maybe. JJ's got a refreshingly rare view of building long-term, generational businesses that fit perfectly with our updated vision of what Maybe will be." Link

📚 COSS Content

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Super excited to be speaking at @WordCampAsia in March" Link

  • const: "Don't submit a resume. Submit a model. The future of AI companies where you can own part of them, get paid by them, work for them and never ask a soul." Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "So @OSSCapital is turning 6 years old this year... I never could have imagined in my wildest dreams that we would be investing in creating artificial life, reimagining scientific research, biology-inspired machine intelligence, open source social media, open game engine infra, Stripe for time, science fiction franchises and democratized investment research... all on a global basis and scale." Link

  • Peer Richelsen --- oss/acc: "fresh of the press: @calcom v3.7.10 - added ability to assign event to all members - @SalesroomApp conferencing (requested by @ChartMogul) - prefill avatars using avatarapi.⁠com and 19 other nice fixes! incredible 5 days of work" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Bittensor is the strongest mechanism available to maximally incentivize the production and protection of truly open and decentralized AI." Link

  • Troy Kirwin: "TOP 10 GAME ENGINES BY DISCORD SIZE Dev communities are the lifeblood (and health check) of a platform Observations: - Godot is now in the "big 4" - Roblox Studio smaller than expected - @BevyEngine on the rise - Cool to see an AI Engine break the Top 10 @Rosebud_AI More" Link

  • CodeHagen: "This is the open source I want for ProjectX Full transparency, everything open. Share with the public what the business is generating. ◆ Real-time metrics ◆ Total members ◆ Paying customers ◆ Project updates ◆ And many more Just like @calcom is doing - because transparency is the future! Git issue added #buildinpublic #opensource" Link

  • Tracel AI: "Burn 0.12.0 Released - Loading weights from PyTorch - Major developments in automatic kernel fusion - Improvements in the API, book, and CI infrastructure. Release note:" Link

  • DREAD BONGO: "In its current form.. #Bittensor Subnets are showcasing Developments in Healthcare by identifying diseases through x-rays Data Scraping of entire websites like X & Reddit Multi Modality and next generation search engines Top quality text and image generation Advancements in AI benchmarking Ability to perform market predictions and anaylsis Plus.. Decentralized Compute Pretraining Audio Generation AI Translation Data Storage Zero Knowledge Machine Learning And more.. All this has been made possible by utilising the #Bittensor neural network These are only within the first 32 subnets What else will be possible once this is extended to hundreds or thousands of sub-networks? $TAO" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Excited to launch the cloud platform for @TauriApps !" Link

  • Vamsi Kurama: "v0.15 @planepowers is out now. You asked, and we delivered. @planepowers is now more powerful than ever, enhancing your life with peace, productivity, and progress. Plus, we're excited to introduce the Plane Pro Plan." Link

  • Didier Lopes: "Every year, during Christmas, we give the @openbb_finance team 1 week to work on anything they'd like. We call it the OpenBB Creaton (Creative Hackaton) and it works as an R&D sprint - some of these projects end up going to production. Here are the ones for 2023:" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "Matt (WordPress creator) is not fucking around ... @automattic to the MOON!" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "All vision requires delusion. To be delusional means believing something that most people think is impossible. That's the life of anyone with a vision to do a crazy startup or accomplish something huge. So yes, we do need way more more delusional people in the world." Link

  • Tauri: "As promised last week, Tauri v2 is now in beta! Check out our blog post to see what's new and what's left to get it to stable. Thank you all for the ongoing support!" Link

  • AppFlowy: "Discord members reached 5,000" Link

  • JJ --- oss/acc: "..restrictions have galvanized Beijing and various Chinese state-backed entities and research institutes to pour at least $50 million into RISC-V" Link

💸 COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

No COSS Liquidity announcements this week.

🛠️ COSS Jobs

📊 $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets up 3.95% last week

  • Latest $COSS markets as of last Friday at market close, courtesy of Koyfin

Koyfin market data

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