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COSS Weekly #175

Here's the one-hundred seventy-fifth 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 $112.7M in funding announcements from IOTEX,
Viam, MyShell, and OpenPipe, major product releases, and more!

Enjoy!


πŸ’° COSS Funding: $112.7M

  • IOTEX, building modular DePin infrastructure, announced their $50M funding led by SNZ Capital and Foresight Ventures. Link
  • Viam, accelerating innovation in robotics and IoT, announced their $45M Series B led by Union Square Ventures and Battery Ventures. Link
  • MyShell, a decentralized AI consume layer, announced their $11M pre-Series A led by Dragonfly. Link
  • OpenPipe, supporting personalized fine-tune models, announced their $6.7M Seed led by Costanoa Ventures. Link

πŸ“š COSS Content

  • TechCrunch: "Stability AI CEO resigns because you're 'not going to beat centralized AI with more centralized AI' tcrn.ch/3vlcEm3" Link

  • AppFlowy: "v0.5.3 is out, appflowy.io/download Introducing "Relation", a new database property! Now, easily link two databases together. Connect your task database with your master projects database to seamlessly track how each task contributes to your projects." Link

  • Aiden Bai: "hi, Million (@milliondotjs) has $1.3M in gpu credits that expires in a year. we are looking to fund experiments for: - determining the most optimal training curriculum, reward modeler, or model merging combination with evolutionary algorithms (any domain ok) - a diffusion text decoder (for a text-JEPA) - training a model to use theorem provers (lean, isabelle) with proofs/tactics search to solve IMO problems (what's the next domain after LeanDojo, FunSearch, AlphaGeometry? how to improve domain/proof-specific tactics search?) - compressing a learned functions library with llms (LILO generated docs, how to create higher order abstractions guided by a deterministic graph ranker?) - using GFlowNet to improve llm reasoning, with a focus on code optimization problems (ref: @edwardjhu "Amortizing Intractable Inference in LLMs") - scaling energy transformers (ref: @Ben_Hoov) please DM or email john @ million . dev (@fiveseveny) if these questions interest you, Million is also hiring for 1-2 talented ML engineers! we are focused on code optimization, but broadly curious about topics in swe and theorem proving automations. Open to grants, part-time or full-time work" Link

  • Plane: "A big change is coming to Plane and, hopefully, to all open-source software. #SomethingNewisComingtoCOSS x.com/planepowers/st..." Link

  • Pontus Abrahamsson --- oss/acc: "The side-effect of having your pitch deck going viral But exciting that commercial opensource is getting more VC interest. Also thanks to @peer_rich for building @calcom to help me schedule this" Link

  • const: "Bittensor subnets are the ASIC chips of decentralized computing" Link

  • Steven Tey: "March was the best-ever month for @dubdotco. β—† Clicks tracked β†’ 5.4M (all-time high, +59% from Feb) β—† Links created β†’ 31.3K (+36%) β—† Total active domains β†’ 2,563 (+25%) β—† MRR increased by a whopping 47.2% Some highlights of what we shipped this month" Link

  • JJ: "Who are the most talented open source DevRel superstars with a keen and grounded interest in crypto? DM me!" Link

  • Peer Richelsen --- oss/acc: "we are launching @calcom v4.0 in 10 days on the 15th of April tip: do not launch that day if you try to be product of the day save the date: go.cal.com/4" Link

  • Bankless: "Does Crypto's Top AI Project Even Work? @bittensor_ has been one of the leading projects of the crypto + AI narrative. Does it do anything, or is it..." Link


πŸ’ΈΒ COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

No COSS Liquidity news this week.


πŸ› οΈ COSS Jobs

  • 4,525 jobs and 310 companies hiring! Link

πŸ“Š $COSS - Public Markets

$COSS markets down 3.16% last week

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

Koyfin market data

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