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 😋 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, Garden.io, and OpenBB, 25K stars for NocoDB and 10K stars for OpenBB, acquisitions from Fastly and Redpanda, and bold new names in the COSS space.
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: https://t.co/OMgzlQMTTb https://t.co/GoOq5fpTk2" 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) 🇺🇦: "✨🦋 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. 💥 Investment research is democratizing fast! 🚀 https://t.co/kgl8yBwHxg" 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. 🤜🤛 https://t.co/0HWyu5TNmH" Link
OpenBB 🦋: "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 https://t.co/gu4mbPO2fp. Read our full story on our blog page. Investment just evolved🦋" 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: https://t.co/STGJ2d8I1M" Link
Open Source Startup Podcast🎙: "🎙New Open Source Startup Podcast🎙 @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 more👇 https://t.co/GhHLMhoC7h" 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. https://t.co/jvYyvcIpY8" Link
DEV Community 👩💻👨💻: "@ThePracticalDev has been shortlisted for the 2022 #DevRelAwards "Most Welcoming Dev Community" award 🎉 From the ~1,000 nominations, judges felt that #DEVCommunity was amongst the best of DevRel in '20 & '21 An honor ❤️ Congrats to the nominees! https://t.co/IzNcTWpFy5 https://t.co/aHVlkk13cG" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "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! 🤗" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "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: https://t.co/DkjjT2bkt5" 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. https://t.co/ZtssbzbcOp" 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 https://t.co/iYQzuBCoRe" 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! https://t.co/HhFbEWAO3s" 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. https://t.co/YUcZNYxCQs" 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: https://t.co/ooxDaXBckx" 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. https://t.co/ZnqVGB6pBr" 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. https://t.co/V8gC9NmIKq #gamedev" Link
André 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! https://t.co/PzHd0dgGQU" 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! 🎉 > https://t.co/5NJks26uxG https://t.co/AyS9f9MGOj" 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 Hölzle: "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
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: https://t.co/2bAq9ojHbk" 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 https://t.co/slCovHYtXP" Link
- Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "If you love COSS and have VC finance/compliance experience, please apply 🔥👇🏼 https://t.co/R0LBqaG1wD" Link
$COSS markets up 4.54% last week
Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.