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[News] Lots More Money Keeps Coming to Open Source Software, IPOs Foreseen

  • Subject: [News] Lots More Money Keeps Coming to Open Source Software, IPOs Foreseen
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 24 Jan 2008 01:30:14 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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WordPress.com Creator Raises $29.5M

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| While we were chatting, he let it slip that Automattic had raised a whopping 
| $29.5 million in a Series B Round of funding, including a strategic 
| investment from The New York Times Co. Previous investors True Ventures, 
| Polaris Ventures, and Radar Ventures also invested in this round. (Full 
| disclosure: both Automattic and GigaOM are backed by True Ventures.)    



Zenoss Achieves 500,000 Download Milestone and Announces $11 Million of New
Investment to Continue Rapid Growth

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| Zenoss Inc., the leading commercial open source network and systems 
| management software provider, today announced the achievement of a series of 
| key company milestones including an $11 million round of financing, 500,000 
| downloads of its flagship product and a tenfold annual increase in its 
| commercial customer base. The company enters 2008 with tremendous momentum 
| towards its mission to deliver powerful yet affordable IT management software 
| leveraging the advantages of open source.      


What is an open source company really worth?

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| My own theory is based on cycles of boom, bust and growth. People will make 
| up excuses to pay anything when there’s a boom on. They will pay nothing when 
| a bust is on. It’s only when we get beyond both that we find out the truth.  


Open source IPOs - take two

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| Of course the potential of any open source IPOs at all in the next couple of 
| years will be dependent on market conditions, as well as the increased M&A 
| activity.  


Days ago:

Alfresco Gets Funding for Growth

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| There's obviously a lot of VC dosh sloshing around in the open source sector 
| at the moment; it's a pity that there aren't many UK players who might 
| benefit. Perhaps now would be a good time to launch some new free software 
| startups here.   


Today’s the day for open source venture funding

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| According to 451 CAOS Theory figures $80.5m worth of open source VC funding 
| has been announced in the first 22 days of 2008, compared with $100.4m in the 
| whole of the first quarter of 2007.  


Research: Open source M&A Comes of Age

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| Year  Deal volume     Significant deals
| 2007  30              Yahoo-Zimbra, Sourcefire-ClamAV, Citrix-XenSource, Red 
|                       Hat-MetaMatrix 
| 2006  22              Red Hat-JBoss, Oracle-Sleepycat
| 2005  15              Ingres carve-out, Oracle-Innobase, IBM-Gluecode
| 2004  3               Red Hat-Netscape Enterprise Business
| 2003  6               Novell-SUSE, Red Hat-Sistina


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