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COSS Weekly #57

Here's the fifty-seventh 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, Jobs, Liquidity and $COSS (Public Markets).

This last week saw $185.6M in COSS funding announcements from Vercel, Jina AI, AutoCloud, and Suborbital, plus updates from Merico, NocoDB, Raspberry Pi, and more!


💰 COSS Funding: $185.6M

  • Vercel, the end-to-end development platform, announced their $150M Series D at $2.5B valuation led by GGV Capital. Link

  • Jina AI, the neural search platform, announced their $30M Series A led by Canaan Partners. Link

  • AutoCloud, makers of the CloudGraph infrastructure visualization tool, announced their $4M Seed led by Animo Ventures. Link

  • Suborbital, makers of WebAssembly development tools, announced their $1.6M Seed led by Amplify Partners. Link

📚 COSS Content

  • Merico: "We are live on @ProductHunt! Dev Lake is #opensource and brings your dev tools together to save you time and energy with practical personalized dashboards and metrics. Please help us spread the word by sharing or giving us an RT. We hope you love it!" Link

  • JJ: "New post by my awesome partner Heather Meeker: 'COSS - A Hedge Against Inflation' // @OSSCapital @HeatherMeeker4 @COSS_Community" Link

  • Remix: "We're so excited to announce the official release of Remix v1. It's time to build better websites." Link

  • Wasmer: "We are incredibly happy to see that @tikvproject selected Wasmer for running their UDF engine!" Link

  • Astasia Myers: "For #opensource at the application layer, I'm always asking what it enables that a closed version can't? 1) addresses a new vertical/industry 2) adoption by a new user type 3) accelerated community-led development to outpace 4) differentiated functionality or UX" Link

  • Matt Asay: "The (oh-so-fascintating) history of BerkeleyDB (featuring @margo_seltzer and my friend, @mikeolson)" Link

  • JJ: "The ⁦@remix_run intro site on mobile is just too good." Link

  • Open Source Way: "What is open core? by @fatherlinux" Link

  • The Cloudcast - Cloud Computing: "The Cloudcast - Evolution of Serverless Databases Jim Walker (@jaymce, Principal Product Evangelist at @CockroachDB) talks about how serverless has moved from compute to backing data services, and focuses on improving application developer productivity." Link

  • GV: "The future of DevOps: GV's @davemuni in conversation with @Google's @kelseyhightower and @PolarSignalsIO founder @fredbrancz ---" Link

  • Remix: "We are currently the no. 1 trending repo on GitHub. We give the people what they want!" Link

  • nocodb: "Thrilled to release v0.83 @NocoDB: Transform any Excel Spreadsheet into Smart-Spreadsheet! @NocoDB @msexcel @googledocs @googledrive: coming soon #NoLimits #OpenSource #NoCode #LowCode #Airtable PS: @NocoDB crossed 20,000+ Github stars!" Link

  • Merico: "DevLake is trending on @GitHub, we've gained nearly 500 stars in the last few days! Thanks to all the developers joining us to make data work for us. More Dev. Less Ops." Link

  • Solomon Hykes: "I feel like everyone involved in large open source communities should study the inner workings of the US congress (or their nearest equivalent institution)." Link

  • Forem: "@nickytonline and the @vscodetips community are building an amazing resource for all things@code with #Forem " Link

  • Jimmy Zelinskie: "Genuinely surprised that there is no CRM that easily integrates with GitHub to help manage distributing releases to enterprise customers." Link

  • "'HashiCorp: Past, Present, Future' In this article, our guest contributor @shawnxusy takes you to explore the tech & biz model of HashiCorp $HCP, one of the most prominent open source startups to date. (thread)" Link

  • JJ: "Utterly fascinating to learn how my partner

    @BrucePerens is connected to the question "Who was Satoshi?". This is a great and informative piece. Must read for people who want a deeper understanding of the origins of

    @Bitcoin" Link

  • Ivar Osthus: "Sorry developers, companies sponsoring your Open-Source Software are the rare exception. They are eager to purchase it though, for support, hosting and/or additional features. @COSS_Community " Link

💸 COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

  • Techmeme: "Report: Raspberry Pi Trading hired investment banks Stifel and Liberum to advice on a London IPO planned for this spring, that would value Raspberry at ~$500M (@biglesp / Tom's Hardware)." Link

🛠️ COSS Jobs

  • No COSS Jobs this week.

📊 $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets down 8.89% last week

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

Koyfin market data

This issue of COSS Weekly is brought to you by Mayfield Fund

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