Here's the eighty-first 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 $123.2M in funding announcements from WSO2, Tidelift, Erxes, and PayloadCMS, plus updates from NocoDB and Cal.com, buzz from RemixConf, and great COSS conversations!
Enjoy, and happy Memorial Day weekend!
- WSO2, building API integration tools, announced their $93M Series E led by Info Edge. Link
- Tidelift, building software supply chain tools, announced their $27M Series C led by Dorilton Ventures. Link
- Erxes, building a single experience operating system, announced $2.7M raised from 120+ investors. Link
- PayloadCMS, building a TypeScript headless CMS, announced their $500k seed from Y Combinator. Link
- Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "WOW! K8s (@kubernetesio) startups raised $500M ~ in funding over the last 30 months alone. This is a sneak peek query result from our upcoming COSS startup funding database that @OSSCapital is open sourcing soon (450+ rounds, $22B+ raised and a lot more data). https://t.co/JejwlLp9uu" Link
Astasia Myers: "#opensource startups need to find #PMF twice: 1) for the open source and 2) for the commercial product. Its important to consider this when considering open source as part of the product experience and setting expectations around growth for each." Link
MJ: "It's honestly a little surreal that this is even happening. Seeing @remix_run grow from a little seed of an idea to a full-blown tech conference is just 🤯 But that's what good seeds do ... they grow! 🌱 I'm honored to have so many amazing humans along for the ride! 🚀" Link
nocodb: "🚀🚀🚀 NocoDB now supports instantly importing #Airtable to any SQL database. To import, simply connect NocoDB to your DB and take complete ownership of your data! #NoCode #LowCode #opensource #Nodejs https://t.co/nJ744K0lM5" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "Remix / Vercel is so darn reminiscent of Kubernetes / Mesosphere..." Link
Peer Richelsen 🗓🍊: "next release is coming up super slick ✨👏 🆕 introducing "Seats" feature by @JoeAuYeung1 it'll be easier than ever to organize events with multiple people attending. get creative: - group office hours - sell desk/rooms in coworking spaces - workshops - yoga teaching - ... https://t.co/d6YKeBc9Id" Link
David Mytton: "Devtools podcast EP3 with @josephjacks_ from @OSSCapital 📖 Why everything should be open source 👥 Open source community building 💸 Deciding when to invest in open source Subscribe: https://t.co/4CtNFo6sTE" Link
Peer Richelsen 🗓🍊: "usually, articles on these domain-focussed news pages are weird but this one really gets it: rebranding to https://t.co/j2iMUvRyYq has undoubtedly helped us a ton from 200 to 20,000 SaaS customers within 6 months https://t.co/jv7zhoRkO6 https://t.co/wEeNTT9A47" Link
Joseph Jacks (JJ) 🇺🇦: "You can fork ideas and code. You cannot fork community." Link
Peer Richelsen 🗓🍊: "more transparency at @calcom: we've open-sourced all areas of expertise to make it easier for contributors to identify the best expert for each part of the product we may move this data into a different tool as we scale but for now it lives in @github🙏 https://t.co/IlLhgxkxxL https://t.co/j7TkABHgum" Link
nocodb: "Wow! Such a pleasant surprise that @wordpress & @nocodb shares same birthday😇 1st version of noco was released same day last year on @ycombinator & @ProductHunt. Now, all we've to learn is how to corner 43% of "No-Code DB" in next 18 years 😁 #babysteps #OpenSource - FTW🚀 https://t.co/jhMEKz5B7X" Link
- 9,991 jobs and 226 companies hiring! Link
$COSS markets up 7.25% last week
Latest $COSS markets snapshot below as of market close last Friday courtesy of Koyfin.