Here's the seventy-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).
Last week saw $105.5M in funding announcements from Cocos, Cal.com, JiHu (GitLab China), Union.ai, and Speckle --- Additionally, huge milestones for Appflowy (20K+ stars) and Hoppscotch (1M+ users). Finally, Elon Musk wants acquire Twitter and open source it!
Cal.com, creators of the open infrastructure for time, announced their $25M Series A led by Seven Seven Six (founded by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian) with participation from founding seed investor OSS Capital and many others like Shopify founder Tobi Lutke and open source legend Larry Augustin. Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "HUGE CONGRATS to @peer_rich, @BaileyPumfleet and @CalCom 🔥🚀 Elon wants to open source Twitter to ensure free speech. Cal is open source infrastructure for time itself. What a thrill to welcome such a sharp crew to the cap table, led by @Reddit co-founder @alexisohanian 🙌🏼 https://t.co/zfrVTKmu6s" Link
Alexis Ohanian 7️⃣7️⃣6️⃣: "⌛ What if time were programmable? I found @calcom while searching for a solution to build scheduling into Cerebro, our operating system for @sevensevensix. What was a no-brainer tech for us became a no-brainer Series A for us. https://t.co/3d2j2Oa0ID" Link
annieanqi: "@appflowy's #stars reached 20,000 today. Thanks so much for your support! Let's build a great open-source project together. Join us with 1,500+ builders on Discord https://discord.gg/9Q2xaN37tV " Link
Elastic: "Elastic and AWS are working together to deliver a streamlined onboarding experience, secure and seamless integrations, and a simplified migration process. Learn more here → https://go.es.io/3x62DaE " Link
Heavybit: "Sanjay Poonen (@spoonen) shares lessons imbibed from this many years in engineering, sales, product, and executive leadership in ep. 48 of EnterpriseReady. Tune in for invaluable enterprise insights with host Grant Miller (@GrantM) of @replicatedhq. → https://t.co/QS5PDnPG2f https://t.co/Pz5c1XR55w" Link
GitHub: "1,000,000+ people building and testing APIs can't be wrong. Hoppscotch is a fantastic little tool for working with WebSockets, GraphQL, REST endpoints, and more! Congrats @hoppscotch_io! 🎉 https://t.co/esx5LvBnyD https://t.co/x0jntDgIuh" Link
Abhishek Nayak: "We just crossed 15K stars on GitHub🥳, but here are the numbers that really matter! 1. 9,000+ community members across our Discord, Discourse, sub-Reddit, Youtube, and Intercom 2. 5,000+ Monthly active teams 3. 5,300+ closed GitHub issues 4. 0 cold emails sent" Link
Aleph Alpha: "We present to you...LUMINOUS! Aleph Alpha's multilingual, multicapable, generalizable AI language model "Made in Europe" that helps you get the most out of your data. https://t.co/gncizukWbC #writtenbyahuman" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "No greater validation for the open core and COSS model has been made in history until today when @elonmusk has felt so strongly to open source Twitter's core algorithmic and business logic infrastructure... this is simply awesome to behold. ❤️🐣 https://t.co/GTRtzWMU3o" Link
Worldcoin: "✨ Worldcoin is open-sourcing! Over the coming weeks, we'll be sharing code & write-ups from every part of our stack. We're getting started with our crypto protocol, with the orb soon to follow, and publishing a timeline for everything else. Here's all you need to know 👇" Link
Ben Halpern: "@editingemily I'd encourage everyone reading this to keep up with some of the progress we're making on DEV and also pay attention to effort to enable other specialized spaces like https://t.co/SVxkrQ3p4f to grow. It's an ongoing challenge, but the @forem long term roadmap is chef's kiss." Link
Juan Linietsky: "If true, I am not happy about it at all. We already have problems if we try hiring Russian contributors (hint they are not necessarily pro war, quite the opposite), but ok that's a side effect of economic sanctions. What purpose does this serve, though? https://t.co/yPZ9DVoBVq" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "VCs are is seeing more pressure than ever from LPs to exhibit higher levels of transparency on underlying portfolio statistics, metrics, performance and more. 1) Early-stage COSS will only heat up further. 2) VC funds may start to operate like @CalCom: https://t.co/TLKLzeqh4B" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "🌱 NEW: Here's the most profound way I illustrate the fundamental differences between open core (aka COSS) vs. closed core companies. 🧬 Comments welcome: docs.google.com/spreadsheets..." Link
Jamin Ball: "The cloud software companies who preformed the best in Q4 beat consensus estimates by >10%. That list includes https://t.co/6eQ4j8xgSu, Splunk, HashiCorp, Datadog, GitLab, Mongo, Twilio, Confluent cc @josephjacks_ lots of open source! https://t.co/wdJw1M6J10" Link
Matthew Lynley: "Spoke with a bunch of sources/analysts on who might be on Snowflake's wishlist after buying Streamlit for $800M to address its ML weakness. Here are the companies that kept coming up" Link
Matthew Lynley: "Others that came up but nowhere near as much as the others: Lacework, Sigma, Robling, Panther (also a Snowflake investment but weirdly not as often)" Link
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$COSS markets down 1.71% last week
Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.