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COSS Weekly #72

Here's the seventy-second 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 πŸ˜‹ news from the previous week in COSS across: Funding, Content, Jobs, Liquidity and $COSS (Public Markets).

This last week saw $390M in funding announcements from Astronomer, Island, SpectroCloud, Unleash, and SignalWire, and exciting product updates and discussions.


πŸ’° COSS Funding: $390

  • Astronomer, building tools for data orchestration, announced their $213M Series C led by Insight Ventures. Link

  • Island, makers of an enterprise browser, announced their $115M Series B led by Insight Partners. Link

  • SpectroCloud, makers of a Kubernetes management platform, announced their $40M Series B led by Stripes. Link

  • Unleash, makers of feature management tools, announced their $14M Series A led by Spark Capital. Link

  • SignalWire, founders and maintainers of FreeSWITCH, announced that TMobile has joined their Series B round with an investment. Link

  • Tea, a new open source funding initiative created and launched by Max Howell, the original engineer behind Homebrew, announced an $8M Seed investment led by Binance Labs. Link

πŸ“š COSS Content

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "Orthogonal to hype cycles, Open Core startups (COSS, "Web3", etc) can raise early VC probably 10-100X more easily vs. Closed Core startups --- simply due to fact that investors can obtain proof of origination, quality, momentum, velocity ++ well before meeting the founders. πŸ”₯" Link

  • Jonathan Reimer: "'Open Source Alternative To' launched on ProductHunt this morning. Let me know what you think of the new design. :)" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "Very exciting! Webflow is the proprietary version of Webstudio, which compiles to @remix_run πŸ”₯" Link

  • COSS Community 🌏: "πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯" Link

  • COSS Community 🌏: "@webstudiois @remix_run @radix_ui @vercel" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "This seems totally backwards. It's the logic of the token implemented natively in the Blockchain itself, which is a piece of open source software?" Link

  • Open Source Startup PodcastπŸŽ™: "⚑️NEW Open-Source Startup Podcast⚑️ Featuring the awesome @MichelTricot, Co-founder & CEO of @AirbyteHQπŸ’ͺ Check it outπŸ‘‡" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "Latest @GitHub stargazer distribution stats! πŸ€“πŸ‘‡πŸ½ 5.6M~ repos have > 1 stargazers 250K~ repos have > 100 stars 34K~ have > 1,000 stars 2,300~ @ > 10,000 ✨ 750~ @ > 20K 340~ @ > 30K 190~ @ > 40K 127~ @ > 50K 79~ @ > 60K 57~ @ > 70K 46~ @ > 80K 37~ @ > 90K 13~ @ > 150K 4 @ > 200K" Link

  • Matt Mullenweg: "Huge honor to be be on the @HowIBuiltThis podcast with @guyraz, here's a link to listen on @pocketcasts πŸ˜„ We spoke for 4 hours! Awesome how they edited it down." Link

  • πŸ—“πŸŠ: "crazy journey for so far, going from 0 to top 2300 repositories world-wide Top 750 when?" Link

  • Heather Meeker: "Open source enters the war. "Corrupted open-source software enters the Russian battlefield" via @ZDNet & @sjvn" Link

  • Liyas Thomas: "Hoppscotch now has 40,000+ GitHub Stars πŸ₯³πŸŽ‰βœ¨ Thank you everyone for joining us on this amazing journey!" Link

  • Brian Schechter: "Thanks to Scott Buxton and @ethanjb for joining @PrimaryVCs OS Fellowship. Biggest learning: in the early days, OS businesses closely resemble consumer businesses. Both are about selling to people. The best OS businesses have some, if not all, of these people-centric traits🧡" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "PSA to all VCs: Code itself holds absolutely zero intrinsic value. The only value is in providing differentiated experiences to customers." Link

  • Jonathan Reimer: "I've just made the website stats of "Open Source Alternative To" publicly available via @PlausibleHQ. Makes it for example transparent which projects were clicked how often:" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "COSS companies are fundamentally the most capital efficient species of tech company. Unfortunately, they also now attract a huge amount of venture capital given the fact that this is no longer a "secret"." Link

  • Storybook: "πŸ“£New Storytime with @mojombo drops today πŸ“£ Learn about @redwoodjs and the future of frameworks from --- co-founder of GitHub --- Tom Preston-Werner! YouTube Premiere is at noon EDT ⏰" Link

  • Paul Copplestone: "Only 343 repositories on GitHub have more than 30k stars ( @supabase is about to join the ranks, thanks to all the help and support from one of the best communities on the internet ⚑️" Link

  • Sanjay Poonen: "Honored to be investing and advising @abperiasamy and the good team @Minio..." Link

  • MinIO: "MinIO revs the commercial engine with the addition of two new advisors. Sanjay Poonen (@spoonen) former @VMware COO + Tony Werner, former @Comcast President. Both come on as investors: #multicloud #opensource " Link

  • DEV Community πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»: "🌐 @COSS_Community is a #Forem community built to explore the world of commercial open source deeply. Check it out today! @forem @OSSCapital" Link

  • Forem: "Interested in Commercial Open Source? There's a #Forem for that. Introducing @COSS_Community where you can connect with COSS founders, developers, investors, and fans. We're applauding @OSSCapital for creating this impactful space 🌱" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "COSS absolutely dominating here... A16z missed a bunch of great names though: @MindsDB @dagsterio @cue_lang @nocodb @theappsmith @Talend @DataStax @appflowy @mergestat @gamestonkt @h1st_ai πŸ€—βœ¨" Link

  • swyx: "Not enough people are talking about the fact that Wordpress gains 3-4% market share of the entire web annually. Let me rephrase: Wordpress adds 1 Shopify every year. " Link

  • Matt Mullenwegg: "" Link

  • Remix πŸ’Ώ: "Exciting things are happening over at πŸ‘€ We're bringing much of what people love about Remix into React Router! This has huge implications. Get ready to delete a lot of code βœ‚οΈ" Link

  • mxcl.eth: "The tools that build the Internet have steeped too long. It's time for a fresh brew." Link

  • Brian Schechter: "1/ On COSS with @Hectaman at the @PrimaryVC Fellowship: Community is never accidental. It takes time to build a good community. Pioneers will only come to you once there is gold πŸ₯‡ So, focus on the Explorers 🧭" Link

  • Tim Sweeney: "Big day! And also Apple filed its appeal brief:" Link

  • jack⚑️: "The choice of which algorithm to use (or not) should be open to everyone" Link

  • πŸ—“πŸŠ: "we started a new stipend in our company: anyone who wants to stream their work can fully expense equipment" Link

  • Open Source Startup PodcastπŸŽ™: "⚑️New Open Source Startup Podcast Episode⚑️ Ft. @stevenfabre, Co-founder & CEO of @liveblocks - the open-source collaboration tooling platform" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "From day 0, all COSS startups should celebrate every new ... star, fork, contributor, adopter, deployment, commit, rebase, PR, bug report, feature request, follower, community member +++ Tools and services for measuring and tracking all these metrics are rapidly emerging! ✨ ❀️" Link

  • Linda Lian: "@josephjacks_ OSS communities from day 1 extend far beyond only GitHub. @CommonRoomHQ supports GitHub and more. Check out our DBT case study" Link

  • Sam Ramji πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "@josephjacks_ Try @OrbitModel for your community metrics and infrastructure for this. It's awesome." Link

  • Solomon Hykes: "Fun fact: "docker" was an internal project codename. I thought it was a silly name and that we should change it before launch. Thankfully we launched early by accident - too late to change. Later we renamed the whole company to Docker." Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "Open Core Platforms Needed!" Link

  • Eldad A. Fux: "Open source will become the DEFAULT way to write software." Link

πŸ’Έ COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

πŸ› οΈ COSS Jobs

  • Dagster: "Do you enjoy using Dagster? Join us as a developer advocate! πŸ₯³ ✨Develop product education materials ✨Represent Dagster in the developer community ✨Engage with users ✨Influence product direction on behalf of the community" Link

πŸ“Š $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets down 0.44% last week

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

Koyfin market data

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