Europe’s untapped potential in open source software

Editor’s Note: this is a guest post from Johannes Landgraf, who founded O4B, the first conference on European commercial open source.) When it comes to commercial open source, Europe is home to powerful, largely untapped potential that can transform the way corporations deploy & teams build technology. Almost all successful companies that have demonstrated significant […]

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Madrid-based Frontity raises €1 million from Automattic, WooCommerce and Tumblr for open-source framework

Madrid-based startup Frontity, creator of an open-source framework for developing WordPress themes, has raised €1 million in seed funding. The round was led by Automattic, WordPress.com’s parent company, WooCommerce, Tumblr, and K Fund. A group of Spanish angel investors also participated. The Spanish startup has been developing an open-source JavaScript framework for WordPress, the CMS […]

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Helsinki-based Aiven raises $40 million to build its cloud services from Boston and San Francisco

Aiven, a Helsinki-based cloud technology startup, has raised a $40 million Series B round led by the Silicon Valley-based Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), with participation from Earlybird and other investors. Founded in 2016, the Finnish company has built an automated cloud operations platform, turning open-source distributed data systems into cloud services. With the software, developers […]

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London’s Snyk lands $150 million Series C to expand its developer-first security software

Snyk, the London-based software helping developers build security into their products, has raised a whopping $150 million Series C round, funded by Stripes, Coatue, Tiger Global, BoldStart, Trend Forward, Amity and Salesforce Ventures. “In this age of software-driven everything, DevOps and cloud, the responsibility of security needs to expand — from a siloed approach with […]