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COSS Weekly #86

Here's the eighty-sixth 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 $111.7M in funding announcements from Snowplow, Modular, Opaque, Timecho, Helios, and OpenReplay, project updates from NocoDB and Godot, and insightful pieces from across the COSS ecosystem.


πŸ’° COSS Funding: $111.7M

  • Snowplow, makers of the data lakehouse, announced their $40M Series B led by NEA. Link
  • Modular, building an AI developer platform, announced their $30M Seed led by GV. Link
  • Opaque, the confidential computing platform for multi-party data, announced their $22M Series A led by Walden Catalyst Ventures. Link
  • Timecho, from the makers of Apache IotDB, announced their $10M funding round led by Sequoia China. Link
  • Helios, a developer platform for distributed applications, announced their $5M Seed led by Entree Capital and Amiti VC. Link
  • OpenReplay, a session replay suite, announced their $4.7M Seed led by Runa Capital and Expa. Link

πŸ“š COSS Content

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: ""Demand for open source far exceeds its supply"" Link

  • COSS Community 🌏: "@woonzai We can make a list!" Link

  • nocodb: "πŸ“’ Hey Everybody, Hey Everybody NocoDB new feature release is out πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ πŸš€ NocoDB's installation gets even better - now binaries are shipped for all platforms Mac/Win/Linux. Simply CURL and begin. πŸš€ Bring any JSON as a NocoDB table. πŸš€ New Column type added : Duration ⏱️" Link

  • Peer Richelsen πŸ—“πŸŠ: "new social preview βœ¨πŸ’…" Link

  • Open Source Startup PodcastπŸŽ™: "πŸŽ‰Open Source Startup Podcast hits 12K ListenersπŸŽ‰" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "BIG CONGRATS to the @godotengine project for blasting through 50,000+ stars just now. πŸ”₯ πŸ€– πŸš€" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "Nic has impressed me as one of the (if not the) most thoughtful and balanced thinkers in the blockchain space. To further illustrate the depth of his intellectual curiosity, Nic was kind enough to have me on episode #47 @OnTheBrinkCIV over 2 years ago:" Link

  • Igor Kotua: "What is the best way to cold email open-source founders? Make a PR in their repo! Not a cold outreach advice." Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "πŸ“Ίβš‘οΈ Just published an unscripted 50 min ~ Zoom recording on my life journey toward building @OSSCapital (+overview): All blogs highlighted can be found @COSS_Community in the Best Reads section." Link

  • Peer Richelsen πŸ—“πŸŠ: "COSS (commercial open-source software) companies have a trickle-down effect on the entire OSS community when they start sponsoring FOSS technology" Link

  • TechCrunch: "Open source developers urged to ditch GitHub following Copilot launch by @psawers" Link

  • The Register: "Cloudera adopts Apache Iceberg, battles Databricks to be most open in data tables" Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "More timely than ever. By my ⁦@OSSCapital⁩ partner Heather Meeker:" Link

πŸ’Έ COSS Liquidity (M&A + IPOs)

No COSS Liquidity announcements this week.

πŸ› οΈ COSS Jobs

  • 8,739 jobs and 231 companies hiring! Link

  • Joseph Jacks (JJ) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡¦: "Some incredible talent @ThePracticalDev just joined the job market. As @OSSCapital first ever lead seed investment, this is a difficult time to execute through, but the future is bright!" Link

πŸ“Š $COSS - Public Markets

  • $COSS markets down 6.57% last week

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

Koyfin market data

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