Here's the fiftieth issue of COSS Weekly, the global commercial open source (COSS) company category newsletter, brought to you every Sunday afternoon (Pacific Time) 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, Liquidity and $COSS (Public Markets).
This last week saw $508.8M in funding for Chronosphere, Solo.io, Esper, Gretel, ArangoDB, Pluribus Networks, Appsmith, and Wasp!
Peer Richelsen: "Product/Market Fit works differently for a COSS company (commercial open-source). You need to get Community, Product, Commercialization right to truly find Product/Market Fit." Link
Tom Preston-Werner: "1. What do you want most out of an open source community? 2. What types of events or interactions draw you in and keep you there? 3. What project has the best community today?" Link
^ Balaji Srinivasan's response: "Open source Airtable, not bad!" Link
mjackson: "The @remix_run npm registry is built as a single cloud function running on Google Cloud Functions (via Firebase hosting). Over the past month we served up 55k requests. It cost us $0.22 Servers are basically free these days!" Link
JJ: ".@altcap and team at Altimeter are quickly becoming the worlds leading at-scale COSS investor... this is awesome to witness! Over the last few years alone, powerful growth investments in: @GitLab, @confluentinc, @MongoDB, @CockroachDB, @dbt_labs, @soloio_inc." Link
Shilla Saebi: "Congratulations to our OSPO leader, @nithyaruff, on being the first woman, & woman of color to be promoted to Fellow at @comcast. It's hard to imagine #OpenSource w/out her .Well deserved! @ComcastWomen." Link
Open source's slowly growing role in Fintech by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols" Link
Chainguard: "We are thrilled to announce our new company: Chainguard, Inc. We are just getting started, but if you are interested in improving your software supply chain security, we would love to hear from you! https://chainguard.dev/posts/2021-10-" Link
Calyptia: "Calyptia is the "First Mile Observability" company :) , you can read more about it in our official announcement: https://calyptia.com/2021/10/06/fluent-project-creators-announce-calyptia-cloud-the-first-mile-data-observability-platform-for-enterprises/ @fluentd @fluentbit @CloudNativeFdn #kubecon." Link
The OSS Startup: "We talk all things data transformation with @jthandy of @dbt_labs Check out this episode and others through our @launchawesome page! https://oss-startup-podcast.launchnotes.io." Link
Sam Ramji: "Announcing Apache Cassandra on Google Anthos. Hybrid, open, cloud - it's a hat trick IMHO. I'm uncomfortably excited about this." Link
Software development platform Gitlab files to raise as much as $624 million in a U.S. IPO. Link
Databricks acquires 8080 Labs to extend its low-code/no-code capabilities. Link
Lenses.io: "We are thrilled to announce that http://Lenses.io is joining forces with @Celonis. Hear what @Chalkiopoulos has to say about this new chapter in bringing the power of real-time to the world through Lenses." Link
$COSS markets up 0.87% last week
Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.
This issue of COSS Weekly is brought to you by Mayfield Fund