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Runa Capital kicks off new fund as it joins the VC ‘Scramble for Europe’ by moving to Luxembourg
TechCrunch understands Runa Capital, which launched in 2010, has raised $55 million toward its fourth fund, aiming for a target of $250 million. The company is declinging to comment. However, after 12
Open source startups have a natural growth model: PLG
Does open source software (OSS) lead to businesses that by nature pursue a product-led growth (PLG) model?
4 tactics for building robust open source DevOps toolsets
While using OSS is free, assembling an OSS DevOps toolset, with an average of 15 tools per company, isn’t without challenges.
Crypto, where the fallen seek a fresh start
Welcome back to Chain Reaction. Last week, we talked about privacy in crypto and how it’s sometimes at odds with regulation. This week, we’re covering a larger-than-life founder who is per
Uniswap Labs COO MC Lader on the incentives behind DeFi
Crypto lending and financial services companies have been at the forefront of the industry’s latest controversies ever since the collapse of the Terra stablecoin, with many drawing parallels bet
Open source software is needed to prevent future crypto hacks, Polygon CISO says
What can be done to prevent future crypto hacks? Polygon's Mudit Gupta says the answer might be through projects employing open source software.
Some frank advice for open source startups seeking product-market fit
Unlike most software companies, open source startups have two journeys for finding product-market fit: building a product that users can use for free, and then building features that they will pay for
Open source developers urged to ditch GitHub following Copilot launch
Software Freedom Conservancy, a not-for-profit organization that provides support and legal services for open source software projects, has called on the open source community to ditch GitHub after qu
AI Squared raises $6M to help companies integrate AI into existing applications
AI Squared integrates AI it into existing applications in a timely and straightforward manner.
Chainguard raises $50M to guard supply chains
Chainguard, a startup that focuses on securing software supply chains, announced today that it has raised a $50 million Series A funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Amplify, the Chainsmokers’
Tech giants pledge $30M to boost open source software security
Tech giants including Amazon, Google and Microsoft have pledged millions of dollars to bolster the security of open source software. The pledge was made during a meeting in Washington, DC last week, w
Socket lands $4.6M to audit and catch malicious open source code
Securing the software supply chain is admittedly somewhat of a dry topic, but knowing which components and code go into your everyday devices and appliances is a critical part of the software developm
Hetz Ventures closes third fund of $123M to focus on DevOps tools, open source, fintech and cyber
Hetz Ventures, a seed-stage VC out of Israel launched in 2018, has closed its third fund at $123 million. The new (described as “over-subscribed”) fund, Hetz III, brings the firm’s total
Spotify launches new fund to support independent open source projects
Spotify has announced that it’s launching a Free and Open Source Software Fund to support independent open source projects. The company says the purpose of the fund is to bring attention to inde
10 IP and commercial contract loose ends to tie up before you approach investors
For startups, ensuring their intellectual property and commercial contracts are in order can be helpful to achieving a smooth financing.
8 open source companies from YC Demo Day Winter ’22
Wicked fast VPNs, data organization tools, auto-generated videos to spice up your company’s Instagram stories … Y Combinator’s Winter 2022 open source founders have some interesting ideas up the
Open source project Tea is brew2 for web3
Open source code is integral to tech stacks at many large companies, but its authors rarely get recognized — let alone compensated — for their work. Max Howell claims the package manager
4 basic elements required for running production OSS smoothly
Companies need to put many elements in place to use OSS in production smoothly. Here’s how to get started.
Orkes, founded by the creators of Netflix’s open source Conductor workflow orchestration tool, comes out of stealth with $9.3M
Netflix helped change the game for microservices when it developed and the outsourced a tool called Conductor, initially built to handle its own extensive, multi-channel on-demand video traffic (and c
TechCrunch+ roundup: Investor warning signs, China’s AV frenzy, 2022 insurtech trends
I'm guessing former Peloton CEO John Foley is unfamiliar with Aesop's fable about the grasshopper and the ant.