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Open Source Unicorns

4 Open Source Startups that are now Unicorn Companies

Startups are hard and becoming a unicorn startup is even harder, but here is a list of 4 open source companies that have achieved the unicorn status.

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Being an Open Source startup is hard enough, but success is even harder.

There are +700 Unicorns around the world who have reached the $1 billion valuations by raising money from venture capitalists.

If you want to start an online open-source business, you should look for the following 4 open source companies that achieved unicorn status.

4 Open Source Startups that are now Unicorns

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Confluent

Confluent

Confluent offers a reliable streaming platform that is based on Apache Kafka to access data as real-time streams.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.50

    B (

    January 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Mountain View

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Jay Kreps, Jun Rao, Neha Narkhede

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Big Data, Cloud Data Services, Enterprise Software, Open Source, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $455,900,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    5

  • Number of investors:

    8

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GitLab

GitLab

GitLab is a single software suite which provides an integrated solution to the DevOps lifecycle with built-in CI/CD, issue tracking and more.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $6.00

    B (

    September 2018

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Dmitriy Zaporozhets, Sytse Sijbrandij

  • Industries:

    Information Technology, Open Source, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $434,200,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    10

  • Number of investors:

    26

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Kong

Kong

Kong is a service connectivity platform that provides the modern enterprise with on-demand services using today’s most popular cloud technologies.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Augusto Marietti, Marco Palladino, Michele Zonca

  • Industries:

    Cloud Computing, Cloud Data Services, Developer APIs, Enterprise Software, Open Source, SaaS, Software

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $169,101,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    23

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Starburst Data

Starburst Data

Starburst Data is a data access and analytics company developing an SQL query engine that enables developers to have a tool they can use to build rich, powerful applications.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.20

    B (

    January 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Boston

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Anu Sudarsan, Dain Sundstrom, David Phillips, Grzegorz Kokosiński, Justin Borgman, Kamil Bajda-Pawlikowski, Karol Sobczak, Martin Traverso, Matt Fuller, Piotr Findeisen, Wojciech Biela

  • Industries:

    Analytics, Big Data, Information Technology, Open Source

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $164,000,000

  • Number of funding rounds:

    3

  • Number of investors:

    4

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