Open Source Growth Benchmarks and the 20 Fastest-Growing OSS Startups

Venture capitalists tend to invest in fast-growing companies and often use benchmarks to categorize startups by their growth. There are plenty of battle-tested metrics for SaaS (for instance: Scale VP, Serena, OpenView), but nothing actionable for open-source software (OSS) yet. This article is addressing this issue.

At Runa, we invest in OSS (like Nginx and MariaDB) and understand how a large and engaged developer community could be instrumental in building a successful enterprise software business. Thanks to…