OSS Newsletter

Shawn Cherian
Biweekly newsletter on innovation and market trends in the OSS world.
Created 12 Dec 2020
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  • 2.2 Million Downloads in 15 Weeks
    28 Sep 2021 • 6 min read
    If we have learned anything in 2021, it’s to bet on open source technologies - see funding rounds (Snyk…again!) and public market performance (MongoDB & Confluent!). We’ve also learned not to bet on a...
  • The Monsters are Coming
    14 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Open source fundraising in the private markets is enjoying something of a golden era and any rumor of its demise seems to be greatly exaggerated. Both Snyk and DataBricks announced large funding round...
  • 2 years and 30,000+ Stars
    30 Aug 2021 • 6 min read • 1 0
    The only three-letter acronym hotter than NFT this year could be API. On that note, Visa bought an NFT for $150,000 and Insight bought ~4% of API-platform Postman for $225,000,000. The open-source pri...
  • OSS Newsletter
    16 Aug 2021 • 8 min read
    We are officially hitting the stride of summer when we are post-Olympics, post-NBA/NHL playoffs, enduring the 6th (or was it the 7th?) month of MLB baseball, and so close to football season we can sme...
  • OSS Newsletter
    02 Aug 2021 • 11 min read
    The 2021 Olympics in Tokyo have officially kicked off and each night on the West Coast you can watch delayed broadcasts of events you’ve already gotten alerts about 12 hours earlier. The S&P 500 marke...
  • OSS Newsletter
    20 Jul 2021 • 5 min read
    We took a summer cycle off this past month, but the OSS market did not! $684mm was announced in funding for private OSS companies in the past month, including 4 $100mm+ rounds. Despite the exuberance ...
  • OSS Newsletter
    21 Jun 2021 • 10 min read
    The word confluence is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as “a place where two rivers flow together and become one larger river”. While this doesn’t exactly depict what is occurring in the open-sour...
  • OSS Newsletter
    07 Jun 2021 • 2 min read
    Hope everyone is decompressing from what looked like a big weekend at Bitcoin 2021 and the hugging exhibition between Mayweather and Paul. Back on the home front, KKR and CD&R announced their intentio...
  • OSS Newsletter
    24 May 2021 • 3 min read
    Buy the dip…dollar cost average…crypto is in a supercycle that no one can stop! Well, the music has seemingly stopped since all-time highs earlier in May that have since cratered in the subsequent two...
  • OSS Newsletter
    10 May 2021 • 9 min read
    With Elon on SNL and SpaceX accepting Doge next year, it feels like we may have reached a peak and a trough at the same time. Speaking of troughs, public COSS companies have been hard hit over the pas...
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