Here's the sixty-fifth 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 $201M in COSS funding announcements from MariaDB, Rudderstack, Viam Robotics, Onehouse, ChistaDATA, and insightful content from across the space.
💰 COSS Funding: $201M
MariaDB, makers of the MariaDB database and enterprise products, announced their $104M Series D. Link
Rudderstack, a customer data platform, announced their $56M Series B led by Insight Partners. Link
Viam Robotics, building open-source software and hardware for robotics, announced their $30M Series A led by Tiger Global, USV, and Battery Ventures. Link
Onehouse, building a cloud-managed hosted lakehouse service, announced their $8M Seed led by Greylock Ventures. Link
ChistaDATA, building fully-managed autonomous ClickHouse Infrastructure, announced their $3M Seed led by Sequoia India. Link
📚 COSS Content
Matt Klein: "In reflecting further on the Kubernetes documentary, the thing that strikes me the most is the obvious astounding power of open community. My own short related anecdote from that era. 🧵" Link
Alyssa X: "Omg, Omni got featured in @FastCompany! 🤯 https://t.co/25yz5NWnHB" Link
Ryan Hoover: "There so many valuable learnings shared in investor updates (when transparent and well-written). Imagine if founders open sourced their updates. 🤔" Link
The OSS Startup⚡️: "⚡️Ep 17 of the OSS Startup Podcast is LIVE⚡️ Check out our convo w/ @james406, CoFounder & CEO at @posthog 🎙️ Full ep --> https://t.co/RqUBbvHZIX Subscribe to our @launchawesome --> https://t.co/tUD3e6bX1x https://t.co/n00KevGtkK" Link
TechCrunch: "Docker makes comeback with over $50M in ARR two years into restructuring https://t.co/9GdzmjH2tB by @ron_miller" Link
JJ: "In discussion w/ one of my partners, the following profound observation was made 👇🏼 Many COSS founders could dramatically elevate their messaging by saying: "As a comparison, X is a proprietary version of Y (us)"... instead of "We (X) are an open source alternative to Y". ✨" Link
GitHub Policy: "Looking to improve OSS sustainability? Submit your ideas to the Plaintext Group @SchmidtFutures Open Source Software Virtual Incubator. Selected proposals can receive funding to match your ambitions. https://t.co/K4qgnWSIEO" Link
Replicated: "Tune in to our awesome podcast with @mitchellh where we dive into the founding and history of HashiCorp. The interview is conducted by our CEO, @GrantM and boy is it a good one. Take a listen here: https://t.co/eUEqckOE6T" Link
Ayu Adiati: "I have @ThePracticalDev installed on my Android phone. Yesterday I installed the @forem app. And I love it! 😍 Now I can update & receive notifications from DEV, @CodeNewbies, @Devocate_, @vscodetips, and @newrelic all in one place! 🤩 Thank you!!! #DEVCommunity #CodeNewbie" Link
Kelly Kohlleffel: "It was fantastic to chat with Douwe Maan, Founder and CEO of @meltanodata, on #HashmapOnTap. His internal @gitlab project, Meltano, spun out to deliver an open-source, DataOps-driven ELT solution to the broader data community: https://t.co/4MvuWyINb6 #ELT #OpenSource" Link
Philippe Ensarguet: "Google and Microsoft back the Alpha-Omega Project to bolster software supply chain https://t.co/ALghXSHJoS via @VentureBeat Structuring #opensource #security project for: 1️⃣identify and fix security vulnerabilities 2️⃣automate security analysis, scoring, and remediation guidance" Link
André Staltz: "I'm shocked that there doesn't exist an open source "Excel" alternative built in modern times (post-Google Docs era). Come on folks" Link
peerrich.eth 🗓🍊: "thinking about this a lot: what if your company invests small tickets into your vendor? @ https://t.co/j2iMUvRyYq we work with a lot of other open source companies. what if we just invest small tickets ($25k) into a new vendor 🤔 = mission alignment + strengthens partnership" Link
David Mytton: "Great fun chatting devtools investing with @edsim 🚧 How to develop a side project into an investable business 💰 Whether you should raise money for devtools 🍴 Open source and the threat of AWS forking you https://t.co/oCh3T8KHMQ" Link
Cal.com: "We just launched our web3 integration to only accept bookings for certain tokens: https://t.co/p3JsiyWRVa" Link
Robby: "For all of the open-source hype, it's not obvious how to go from 'project-market fit' to 'product-market fit'💰 Sharing learnings from @OssStartup Podcast founder interviews w/ @jthandy, @martin_c_mao, @mschireson, @rauchg, @mfateev, @jlowin, @LelandTakamine, @james406 & more👇" Link
Cal.com: "We're following @parkerconrad's Call to Arms to make customer support stats public and have added a few new customer support KPIs from @intercom on https://t.co/CAJvzFawNZ Next: avg. response time and all trends as cohorts https://t.co/Q7zDaZ6zSh" Link
Bain Capital Ventures: "BCV's @samecrowder shares his perspective on the history of the browser and a primer on #WebAssembly. Opportunities to commercialize WebAssembly are still nascent, so he's keeping his eye on the space, both as an investor and as a fan of #opensource. https://t.co/g6rKp6n3jf" Link
NGINX: "Today we announce that incredible NGINX co-founder Igor Sysoev has chosen to step back from F5 in order to spend more time with his family & friends and on personal projects. Thank you for everything you have done to make the world's websites better, Igor. https://t.co/2KxpahkK7k https://t.co/lgqJHn1lQn" Link
Chris Lattner: "After spending years working on AI/ML infrastructure, Modular AI is finally going to build it right. It is time for the best SW architects, engineers and product leaders to come together to lift the world's ML compute. Learn more at http://modular.ai #modular_ai #AI #ML " Link
💸 COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)
VentureBeat: "Open source database company MariaDB confirms plans to go public https://t.co/aD261M2yTr by @psawers https://t.co/MoHluGp50m" Link
Simon Knott: "Today is the day - @Netlify acquired Quirrel, and I'm joining as a software engineer! I'm excited to move forward how we build for the modern web! We're also launching Scheduled Functions: cron jobs, re-imagined for Netlify. https://t.co/pCDxPQyq0w" Link
Tony Baer: ".@MariaDB gets their SPAC IPO in just under the wire. Here's our take @zdnet https://t.co/Q4JRlfN9vp" Link
VentureBeat: "Sonatype, which secures open source code, lays groundwork for IPO (by @KyleAlspach) https://t.co/w4cxKFPUE5" Link
🛠️ COSS Jobs
No COSS Jobs news this week.
📊 $COSS - Public Markets
$COSS markets up 4.03% last week
Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.
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