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COSS Weekly #81

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 πŸ˜‹ 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, buzz from RemixConf, and great COSS conversations!

Enjoy, and happy Memorial Day weekend!

πŸ’° COSS Funding: $123.2

  • 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) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "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)." Link

πŸ“š COSS Content

  • 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! πŸš€" Link

  • nocodb: "πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€ 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" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "Remix / Vercel is so darn reminiscent of Kubernetes / Mesosphere..." Link

  • Peer Richelsen πŸ—“πŸŠ: "next release is coming up super slick βœ¨πŸ‘ πŸ†• 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 - ..." Link

  • rustdesk: "We are now in 20K club." Link

  • The Register: "We have bigger targets than beating Oracle, say open source DB pioneers" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "We are super excited to welcome the amazing @cassidoo's AMA TODAY at 9:00 AM Pacific on @COSS_Community πŸ‘€ πŸ”₯" Link

  • Cassidy: "I've got an AMA today on @COSS_Community! Come join in and ask your burning questions around open source (or...anything) 🀠" Link

  • MJ: "FOLLOW @remix_run for all the updates on #RemixConf today. And keep an eye on the livestream! If you love web dev, this is the conference for you πŸ’•" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "COSS companies are great companies." Link

  • David Mytton: "Devtools podcast EP3 with @josephjacks_ from @OSSCapital πŸ“– Why everything should be open source πŸ‘₯ Open source community building πŸ’Έ Deciding when to invest in open source Subscribe:" Link

  • Peer Richelsen πŸ—“πŸŠ: "usually, articles on these domain-focussed news pages are weird but this one really gets it: rebranding to has undoubtedly helped us a ton from 200 to 20,000 SaaS customers within 6 months" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "You can fork ideas and code. You cannot fork community." Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "Strong agree. COSS opportunities abound here, big time..." Link

  • Peer Richelsen πŸ—“πŸŠ: "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 @githubπŸ™" Link

  • Kent C. Dodds πŸ’Ώ: "We've already sold 21 tickets and 6 sponsorships to #RemixConf 2023 🀯 Tickets are 30% off right now:" Link

  • nocodb: "Wow! Such a pleasant surprise that @wordpress & @nocodb shares same birthdayπŸ˜‡ 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 - FTWπŸš€" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "Congrats to @VentureBeat's @psawers on reaching Issue #50 of OSS Enterprise:" Link

πŸ’Έ COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

πŸ› οΈ COSS Jobs

  • 9,991 jobs and 226 companies hiring! Link

πŸ“Š $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets up 7.25% last week

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

Koyfin market data

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