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COSS Weekly #73

Here's the seventy-third 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 $149.5M in funding announcements from Docker, Dagger,, and OpenBB, 25K stars for NocoDB and 10K stars for OpenBB, acquisitions from Fastly and Redpanda, and bold new names in the COSS space.


πŸ’° COSS Funding: $149.5M

  • Docker, makers of Docker, announced their $105 million Series C led by Bain Capital Ventures. Link

  • Dagger, building a devops operating system, announced their $20M Series A led by Redpoint Ventures. Link

  •, makers of a Kubernetes DevOps platform, announced their $16M Series A led by Sorenson Ventures and 468 Capital. Link

  • OpenBB, makers of the open-source Bloomberg Terminal, announced their $8.5M Seed led by OSS Capital. Link

  • Docker: "Docker has closed $105 million in Series C financing to accelerate our vision of enabling developers to spend more time on innovation, less time on everything else:" Link

  • Justin Cormack: "We @Docker welcome our new investors who share our excitement for the future Bain, Atlassian, Citi and more, looking forward to working with you." Link

  • Solomon Hykes: "Congratulations @scottcjohnston @justincormack @morlhon and the entire @docker team for your new funding and impressive revenue growth. You focused on the basics: listening to the community, knowing when to say no, steady incremental improvement. Now it's paying off! ❀️🐳" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "βœ¨πŸ¦‹ SUPER excited for today's announcement of @OpenBB_Finance --- Transformative congratulations to the team on their $8.5M Seed led by @OSSCapital with amazing participation from the inimitable @EladGil, @Naval and Ram Shriram. πŸ’₯ Investment research is democratizing fast! πŸš€" Link

  • Solomon Hykes: "A long time ago, @sebp and I went through @ycombinator together: S2010 batch. We were absolute nobodies, outsiders. We launched (or rather re-launched) Dotcloud, which later became Docker. 12 years later I have invested in his startup @opstrace and he invested in @dagger_io. πŸ€œπŸ€›" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "Really awesome to see the @CUE_Lang ecosystem starting to flourish. 🌱 ✨ Hearty congrats to @solomonstre and team on the unveiling. πŸ€—" Link

  • OpenBB πŸ¦‹: "You may have noticed our big rebrand. YES we are funded. YES we are building the best open-source investment research platform. YES we are hiring! Our new website is now live, check it out Read our full story on our blog page. Investment just evolvedπŸ¦‹" Link

  • COSS Community 🌏: "@rywalker @OpenBB_Finance" Link

  • Paul Sawers: "OpenBB is like an open source version of Bloomberg Terminal. It launched today with $8.5M in seed funding from backers including @OssCapital and early Google investor Ram Shriram:" Link

πŸ“š COSS Content

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "Great and insightful interview with the awesome @armon πŸ™ŒπŸΌβ˜οΈ" Link

  • Open Source Startup PodcastπŸŽ™: "πŸŽ™New Open Source Startup PodcastπŸŽ™ @amanda_robs & @tnachen talk with @myelbows, Co-founder & CEO of open source app framework for ML & data science teams ⚑️Streamlit⚑️ Since recording, @streamlit was acquired by @SnowflakeDB for $800M🀯 Hear moreπŸ‘‡" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "NocoDB just reached 25,000 stars ✨ πŸš€" Link

  • MindsDB: "Simplest machine learning ever. @ProductHunt @MindsDB" Link

  • Decibel: "How do you build strong developer communities? @vcoisne shared how he did it at @docker and @strapijs. Including: how to enlist ambassadors, scale meetups and measure community impact." Link

  • DEV Community πŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸ‘¨β€πŸ’»: "@ThePracticalDev has been shortlisted for the 2022 #DevRelAwards "Most Welcoming Dev Community" award πŸŽ‰ From the ~1,000 nominations, judges felt that #DEVCommunity was amongst the best of DevRel in '20 & '21 An honor ❀️ Congrats to the nominees!" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "Since inception 4 yrs ago, I've pitched @OSSCapital >1,000 times in private 1:1 settings to many people. Over this period, I've deepened my understanding of our thesis. To share this more efficiently, I'm recording a video of the "pitch" and will publish it soon. Stay tuned! πŸ€—" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "One of the most successful COSS founders of all time (@MuleSoft, now at > $1B in ARR) is jumping into Web3. Ross is also a very grounded thinker, highly pragmatic and I've learned a lot from him over the years. Good insights here:" Link

  • VentureBeat: "A look at @Openbb_finance, which wants to be an open source challenger to Bloomberg Terminal. Read more from @psawers here:" Link

  • Sid Sijbrandij: "Before GitLab, I was a submarine engineer. Today, I get to lead our team into the future. You don't need to follow conventions to be successful in tech. I shared my story with @Techleapnl's Scale Lab and I hope you'll take a listen." Link

  • Chris Aniszczyk: "πŸ‘€ some more open source innovation out of Grafana (released under AGPL)" Link

  • Glenn Solomon: "Great piece on @CNBCTechCheck with @HashiCorp CEO @davidmcj: cloud purchasing decisions "tend to be a one way door... very durable purchasing decisions" made by the cloud programs at the G2k @jonfortt @carlquintanilla @dee_bosa" Link

  • Open Source Startup PodcastπŸŽ™: "⚑️NEW Open Source Startup Podcast⚑️ @tnachen & @amanda_robs talk with @iantien the Co-founder & CEO of @Mattermost Check it outπŸ‘‡" Link

  • πŸ—“πŸŠ: "Glad to be joining "The Craft Of Open Source" with @GetFlagsmith πŸŽ‰" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…" Link

  • Fermyon: "Erica Brescia (@ericabrescia ) will be doing a Fireside Chat on #WebAssembly this Friday (April 1) at 10AM Pacific. Erica is an amazing speaker and has a wealth of insight from GitHub, Bitnami, and now RedPoint. See you there!" Link

  • ClΓ©ment: "just finished my first real job with @OSSCapital, where I redesigned the front-end of their website!! it was a super fun + cool experience!" Link

  • Grafana: "Introducing #GrafanaMimir --- the newest member of our OSS family. See how Grafana Mimir allows you to scale to 1 billion metrics and beyond while providing easy deployment, HA, multi-tenancy, durable storage & blazing fast query performance." Link

  • Tom Preston-Werner: "One week from today I will make a super cool announcement about @RedwoodJS that I think you will like. RSVP to join for it!" Link

  • Jorge Torres: "this is the coolest O.S project I have seen in 10 years: congrats @didier_lopes" Link

  • Tom Preston-Werner: "Before @RedwoodJS has even hit 1.0, Redwood-based startups have already raised more than $19 Million in funding! See them in action at the Redwood Startup Showcase event on Tuesday, April 5 at 9AM PDT (12PM EDT). Registration details:" Link

  • GitHub: "What advice would you give someone just starting out in tech? @cassidoo shares how to catch your dream company's attention, keep it, engage on every level, and never stop asking questions." Link

  • Game From Scratch: "The @GodotEngine now runs on Android, as in the entire game engine, IDE and all! Develop, run and debug entirely on an Android device... although you're probably going to want a keyboard/mouse Plus other nice features in #GodotEngine 3.5 beta. #gamedev" Link

  • AndrΓ© Staltz: "GitHub should allow issues to be optionally monetized. Open source is not "open customer support"." Link

  • Tom Preston-Werner: "Get ready for @RedwoodJS v11. We figured numbers are just numbers and we probably should have been v1 two years ago, so let's have a more realistic version for launch!" Link

  • BoxyHQ: "We are happy and honored to announce that we have raised $75 million from Satoshi Nakamoto to transform #authentication and #authorization in the #web3 space! πŸŽ‰ >" Link

  • OpenBB πŸ¦‹: "What is that peak that we see? πŸ‘€ Don't miss out on the wave. Star us here: #github #stars #opensource #trending #python" Link

  • OpenBB πŸ¦‹: "WE MADE IT! 5 digits. Beautiful. Thanks for the support, you are all amazing. And we are grateful. ❀️ @github" Link

  • annieanqi: "@appflowy's #forks reached 1,000 today πŸš€ Here is a list of interesting and friendly issues for newcomers: πŸ‘ˆ Check it out" Link

  • Cathie Wood: "Open source software and @ARKInvest's open source research ecosystem seem to be flourishing and encouraging more investment in innovation." Link

  • VentureBeat: "#VMware says three #Tanzu products are impacted by #Spring4Shell. The critical #vulnerability can enable "full control of the target system," the company said in an advisory. #security #cybersecurity #opensource $VMW @VMwareSRC " Link

  • Job: "1/ I've been managing people remotely for 8 years. Here's how to be a better manager in a remote (distributed) team:" Link

  • Urs HΓΆlzle: "The package is the new motherboard. For decades, motherboards were the platform that allowed everyone to take a CPU from vendor A, DRAM from B, a NIC from C, a flash drive from D, and turn it into a system. Those times are over." Link

πŸ’Έ COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

  • Fastly: "Fastly + @Fanout. It's happening. ⚑️ We're thrilled to be adding Fanout's best-of-the-web platform for building and scaling real-time APIs to Compute@Edge. Say hello to transport-agnostic, real-time development for near-instant digital experiences:" Link

  • COSS Community 🌏: "@fastly @fanout Congrats @jkarneges πŸ™ŒπŸΌ" Link

  • streamlit: "It's official---we're now part of @SnowflakeDB! ❄️" Link

  • Redpanda Data: "We're excited to announce that Redpanda is acquiring @cloudhut_kowl, makers of Kowl, the popular web UI for streaming data platforms. Read all about it! #apachekafka #streamingdata #redpandadata" Link

πŸ› οΈ COSS Jobs

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "If you love COSS and have VC finance/compliance experience, please apply πŸ”₯πŸ‘‡πŸΌ" Link

πŸ“Š $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets up 4.54% last week

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

Koyfin market data

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