COSSI: $100M+ Revenue Commercial Open-Source Software Company Index
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CompanyCompany CreationProject Creation
VC Raised (M)
Employees
Est. Revenue (M)
Est. Valuation (B)
Public/PrivateOutcome
Exit Value (B)
Exit DateTechnology Area
Monetization Model
OSS OriginCore Project(s)OSS LicenseFoundation-Based
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ForgeRock20102005 (OpenSSO)$140550$120$1.5PrivateIdentity and Access ManagementOpen CoreSpin-out (Sun)
OpenAM/IDM/DJ/IG
CDDLNo
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Mozilla Corporation20032002$31,100$550$5.0PrivateWeb BrowserAds/RoyaltiesSpin-out (Netscape)FirefoxMPLv2
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/foundation/
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Docker20102013$300500$120$2.5PrivateDeveloper / Ops / Infra ToolsOpen CoreSpin-out (DotCloud)MobyApache 2.0No
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MongoDB (fka 10gen)
20072009$3111,500$400$9.0PublicIPO$1.6010/19/17NoSQL DatabaseOpen CoreSpin-out (10gen)MongoDBSSPLNo
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Coinbase20122009 (Bitcoin)$5461,100$1,500$8.0Private
Cryptocurrency Wallet/Exchange/Platform
Open CorePersonal project (Anonymous)Bitcoin/EthereumMIT/A2.0Yes
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Acquia20072000$200900$200$2.0PrivateWeb Content Mgmt SystemOpen CorePersonal projectDrupalGPL v2No
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Automattic20052003$317940$300$3.0PrivateContent Management SystemOpen CorePersonal projectWordpressGPL v2https://wordpressfoundation.org/
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Chef20082009$105350$100$1.0PrivateConfiguration Management
Support Subscriptions
Personal projectChefApache 2.0No
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Elastic20122010$1621,600$400$5.0PublicIPO$2.5B10/5/18Distributed Search Index + ToolsOpen CorePersonal projectElasticSearchApache 2.0Lucene in ASF (basis for ElasticSearch)
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GitHub20092005 (Git)$3501,550$400$7.5Public (via MSFT)M&A$7.506/4/18
Distributed Source Code Version Control
Open CorePersonal projectGitGPL v2No
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HashiCorp20122010 (Vagrant)$175560$150$2.5PrivateDeveloper / Ops / Infra ToolsOpen CorePersonal projectManyMPLv2No
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MuleSoft20062003$2501,750$700$8.0Public (via SFDC)IPO + M&A$6.503/20/18MiddlewareOpen CorePersonal projectMule ESBCPALNo
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Red Hat19931991 (Linux)$513,100$3,500$34.5PublicIPO + M&A$34.008/11/99
OS, Middleware, Infrastructure Software
Support Subscriptions
Personal projectLinuxGPL v2https://www.linuxfoundation.org/
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Sourcefire20011998$40600$500$3.0Public (via Cisco)M&A$2.7010/7/13Network Intrusion DetectionOpen CorePersonal projectSnortGPL v2No
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SUSE19921991 (Linux)-1,500$450$2.5
Public (via Novell) + Private (MicroFocus/PE) + PE (EQT)
M&A$2.5011/4/03Operating System (Linux)
Support Subscriptions
Personal projectLinux KernelGPL v2https://www.linuxfoundation.org/
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WP Engine20102003$290700$150$1.0PrivateContent Management SystemOpen CorePersonal projectWordpressGPL v2https://wordpressfoundation.org/
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Smile1991N/A$51,600$100$1.0PrivateM&AIntegrator Open CoresManyManyManyYes
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Fastly20112006 (Varnish)$220550$200$2.0PublicIPO$2B+5/18/19CDNOpen CoreInternet-Scale (Verdens Gang)VarnishBSDNo
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Confluent20142011$205800$150$2.5PrivateBig Data / Middleware / StreamingOpen CoreInternet-Scale (LinkedIn)KafkaApache 2.0http://kafka.apache.org/
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Cloudera20082006 (Hadoop)$1,1003,200$500$1.7PublicIPO$1.904/28/17Big Data / Hadoop EcosystemOpen CoreInternet-Scale (Google)HadoopApache 2.0http://hadoop.apache.org/
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Hortonworks20112006 (Hadoop)$2501,500$400$1.5PublicIPO$0.7012/11/2014Big Data / Hadoop Ecosystem
Support Subscriptions
Internet-Scale (Google)HadoopApache 2.0http://hadoop.apache.org/
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Datastax20102008$190580$150$2.5PrivateNoSQL DatabaseOpen CoreInternet-Scale (Facebook)CassandraApache 2.0http://cassandra.apache.org/
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Pivotal2013
2009 (Cloud Foundry)
$1,7002,400$800$3.5PublicIPO$4.004/20/18PaaS / Hadoop / SpringOpen CoreCompany project (VMware)CloudFoundryApache 2.0
https://www.cloudfoundry.org/foundation/
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Magento Commerce20072008$272700$200$1.7Public (via Adobe)M&A$1.685/20/18Web Content Mgmt SystemOpen CoreCompany project (Varien)MagentoOSL v3, AFL v3No
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Mapbox 20102010 (TileMill)$230450$100$1.5PrivateMapping SoftwareOpen Core
Company project (DevelopmentSeed)
Mapbox GL JSBSD-3No
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Neo4j20072007$160300$100$1.0PrivateGraph Database Open CoreCompany Project Neo4jGPLv3No
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Alfresco20052005$70460$100$0.3PrivatePE$0.302/8/18ECM <> BPMOpen CoreCompany projectAlfrescoLGPL v3No
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Canonical20042004-630$150$1.5PrivateOperating System (Linux)Open CoreCompany projectUbuntuGPLUbuntu Foundation
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Instructure20082011$901,420$220$1.4PublicIPO$0.6511/13/2015Learning Management Open CoreCompany projectCanvasAGPL v3No
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JetBrains20002009 (IntelliJ)-750$300$3.0PrivateDeveloper ToolsOpen CoreCompany projectIntelliJApache 2.0No
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JFrog20082007$230460$150$1.5PrivateSoftware Artifact RepositoryOpen CoreCompany projectArtifactoryAGPL v3No
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Kaltura20062009$166.00480$200$1.5Private Video Editing Platform Open CoreCompany projectKalturaAGPL v3No
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Liferay20042000-870$250$2.5PrivateEnterprise PortalOpen CoreCompany projectLiferay PortalLGPL v2.1+No
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MySQL AB19951995$41800$1,000$1.1Public (via Oracle)M&A$1.102/26/08Relational DatabaseOpen CoreCompany projectMySQLGPL v2No
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Odoo20052005$14750$100$1.0PrivateBusiness ApplicationsOpen CoreCompany projectOdooLGPL v3https://odoo-community.org/
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Pentaho20042004$75670$150$1.0Public (via Hitachi)M&A$0.606/4/15BI/ETLOpen CoreCompany projectPentahoApache 2.0No
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Puppet Labs20052005$142560$250$2.5PrivateConfiguration ManagementOpen CoreCompany projectPuppetApache 2.0No
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SugarCRM20042004$123420$150$1.0PrivateCRMOpen CoreCompany projectSugarCRMApache 2.0No
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Talend20052006$1001,300$200$2.0PublicIPO$0.557/28/16SOA/ETL/AI/MiddlewareOpen CoreCompany project
Talend Data Integration
Apache 2.0No
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Nicira20072009$42100$2,000$1.3Public (via VMware)M&A$1.267/23/12SDN / Network Virtualization Open CoreAcademia/Research (Stanford)Open vSwitchApache 2.0http://openvswitch.org/
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Mirantis19992010$220500$100$1.0PrivateInfrastructure SoftwareOpen CoreAcademia/Research (NASA)OpenStackApache 2.0https://www.openstack.org/foundation/
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Databricks20132010$500840$250$3.5PrivateBig Data / Hadoop EcosystemOpen CoreAcademia/Research (AMPLab)SparkApache 2.0https://spark.apache.org/
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Author & Maintainer:COSS MediaOSS Capital, L.P.
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Criteria:
To qualify for COSSI, a given COSS (whether alive or dead) company must have reached at least $100M in revenue (of any kind: services, software, etc.) at a 12 months forward run rate.
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