The fastest-growing open-source startups in 2022

Snapshot of ROSS Index featuring top open-source startups by Github stars growth of their repositories. All descriptions below are based on public data and were up-to-date at the end of 2022

ROSS Index 2022

  1. Builder (builderio/qwik, 14.1K stars, 968% AGR). Low-code platform for building frontend (headless CMS). Founded in 2018 in San Francisco and raised $17.3M from Greylock, Finn Capital Partners, Imaginary Ventures
  2. Novu (novuhq/novu, 16.1K stars, 446% AGR). Notification infrastructure for developers. Founded in 2021 in Tel Aviv and raised $6.6M from Crane Venture Partners, Eniac Ventures, MXV Capital, Entrée Capital, Ariel Maislos
  3. refine (refinedev/refine, 6.6K stars, 395% AGR). React-based web application development platform. Founded in 2022 in Istanbul and raised $1M from 500 Istanbul
  4. Safing (safing/portmaster, 6K stars, 345% AGR). Application for monitoring all your network activity. Founded in 2017 in Baden
  5. Nhost (nhost/nhost, 5.5K stars, 300% AGR). Full-fledged serverless backend for web and mobile applications. Founded in 2019 in Stockholm and raised $3.1M from Antler, Nauta Capital
  6. ToolJet (tooljet/tooljet, 15.6K stars, 256% AGR). Open-source low-code framework used to build and deploy custom internal tools. Founded in 2021 in Bengaluru and raised $1.6M from Nexus Venture Partners, Better Capital
  7. Netmaker (gravitl/netmaker, 5.8K stars, 221% AGR). Automated WireGuard networks for distributed systems and Kubernetes. Founded in 2021 in Asheville and raised $2.3M from Uncorrelated Ventures, Pioneer Fund, Y Combinator
  8. IceWhale Technology (icewhaletech/casaos, 8K stars, 212% AGR). Open-source cloud computing hardware platform. Founded in 2020 in Shanghai and raised $0.4M from iStart Ventures
  9. Penpot (penpot/penpot, 19.7K stars, 202% AGR). Design and prototyping platform meant for cross-domain teams. Founded in 2019 in Madrid and raised $8M from Athos Capital, Decibel Partners
  10. MindsDB (mindsdb/mindsdb, 12.2K stars, 189% AGR). Open Source In-SQL Machine Learning. Founded in 2017 in Berkeley and raised $7.9M from Speedinvest, OSS Capital, OpenOcean, MMC Ventures, SCM Advisors
  11. ZincSearch (zinclabs/zinc, 13.1K stars, 188% AGR). A lightweight alternative to ElasticSearch. Founded in 2021 in San Francisco and raised $3.6M from Nexus Venture Partners, Dell Technologies Capital, Secure Octane
  12. Medusa (medusajs/medusa, 15.9K stars, 183% AGR). The Open Source Shopify alternative. Founded in 2021 in Copenhagen and raised $1M from Seedcamp
  13. Quickwit (quickwit-oss/quickwit, 2.9K stars, 181% AGR). Cloud-native search engine for big data. Founded in 2020 in San Francisco and raised $2.6M from FirstMark, Firstminute Capital
  14. Umbrel (getumbrel/umbrel, 3.8K stars, 177% AGR). Personal server OS for self-hosting. Founded in 2020 in and raised $3M from OSS Capital, Slow Ventures, Village Global, Naval Ravikant
  15. NuxtLabs (nuxt/framework, 11K stars, 175% AGR). Makers of Nuxt.js and Docus. Founded in 2017 in Bordeaux and raised $2M from Firstminute Capital, Kima Ventures
  16. Astro (withastro/astro, 23.8K stars, 172% AGR). A modern web build tool that helps you build fast websites, faster. Founded in 2019 in Oakland and raised $7M from Lightspeed Venture Partners, Haystack, Gradient Ventures, Uncorrelated Ventures
  17. SuperTokens (supertokens/supertokens-core, 7.8K stars, 165% AGR). Open source alternative to Auth0 / AWS Cognito / Firebase Auth. Founded in 2019 in Mumbai and raised $1.5M from Y Combinator
  18. Charm (charmbracelet/soft-serve, 2.9K stars, 165% AGR). CLI-centric cloud with end-to-end encryption. Founded in 2019 in New York and raised $3M from Cavalry Ventures, Fuel Capital, Betaworks Ventures
  19. Obsidian (obsidianmd/obsidian-releases, 3.8K stars, 165% AGR). A knowledge base that works on local Markdown files. Founded in 2020 in Oakville
  20. SST (serverless-stack/sst, 10.6K stars, 164% AGR). Developer of SST framework for serverless apps. Founded in 2017 in San Francisco and raised $1M from Greylock, SV Angel, YC
  21. Deepfence (deepfence/threatmapper, 2.6K stars, 153% AGR). Cloud Native Workload Protection Platform. Founded in 2017 in Palo Alto and raised $10.5M from AllegisCyber, Chiratae Ventures, Sonae IM
  22. Coqui (coqui-ai/tts, 7.5K stars, 152% AGR). Speech-to-text and text-to-speech based on deep learning. Founded in 2020 in Berlin
  23. Amplication (amplication/amplication, 9.1K stars, 150% AGR). Open Source Low-Code Application Development Platform. Founded in 2020 in Tel Aviv and raised $6.6M from Vertex Ventures Israel, Velocity Ventures, Norwest Venture Partners, Entrée Capital, Bridgecrew
  24. Bytebase (bytebase/bytebase, 4.6K stars, 150% AGR). Database schema change and version control for teams. Founded in 2021 in Shanghai and raised $3M from Matrix Partners China
  25. RustDesk (rustdesk/rustdesk, 35.2K stars, 147% AGR). Remote desktop software. Founded in 2020 in Singapore and raised from OSS Capital
  26. Fig (withfig/autocomplete, 21K stars, 146% AGR). Autocomplete for terminal. Founded in 2020 in San Francisco and raised $2.4M from General Catalyst, SV Angel, YC
  27. Pipedream (pipedreamhq/pipedream, 5.2K stars, 143% AGR). The integration platform built for developers. Founded in 2019 in San Francisco and raised $22M from CRV, True Ventures, Felicis Ventures
  28. Apify (apify/crawlee, 7.4K stars, 133% AGR). Web scraping and automation platform. Founded in 2015 in Prague and raised $0.5M from YC, Reflex Capital, INCOMMING ventures
  29. NetBird (netbirdio/netbird, 4K stars, 128% AGR). Zero configuration VPN for fast-moving teams. Founded in 2022 in Berlin and raised $0.2M from Antler
  30. Logseq (logseq/logseq, 19.4K stars, 126% AGR). Knowledge base manager. Founded in 2020 in Hangzhou
  31. Anchore (anchore/syft, 3.5K stars, 125% AGR). SBOM-powered platform that delivers continuous security. Founded in 2016 in Santa Barbara and raised $29M from SignalFire, Headline
  32. OpenReplay (openreplay/openreplay, 6.7K stars, 124% AGR). Open source session replay. Founded in 2018 in Paris and raised $6.2M from Runa Capital, 468 Capital, Kima Ventures, YC
  33. GrowthBook (growthbook/growthbook, 4K stars, 121% AGR). Open source feature flagging and A/B testing. Founded in 2020 in Palo Alto and raised $0.5M from Y Combinator, Nexus Venture Partners, Data Tech Fund
  34. SEO4Ajax (gildas-lormeau/singlefile, 9.9K stars, 120% AGR). Dynamic rendering and full visibility on search engines of website. Founded in 2015 in Rennes
  35. CodeSandbox (codesandbox/sandpack, 2.9K stars, 119% AGR). Collaborative sandboxes for rapid web development. Founded in 2017 in Amsterdam and raised $15.1M from EQT Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Arches Capital
  36. Appsmith (appsmithorg/appsmith, 23.8K stars, 117% AGR). Framework for building of admin panels, CRUD apps and workflows. Founded in 2019 in Bengaluru and raised $51.5M from Insight Partners, Canaan Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Accel, OSS Capital
  37. LiveKit (livekit/livekit, 4.4K stars, 116% AGR). Open-source stack for scalable WebRTC. Founded in 2021 in San Francisco and raised $7M from Redpoint Ventures
  38. AppFlowy (appflowy-io/appflowy, 30.5K stars, 115% AGR). No-code platform for your wikis, notes, tasks and more. Founded in 2021 in San Francisco
  39. Orchest (orchest/orchest, 3.6K stars, 111% AGR). Low-code platform for data pipelines. Founded in 2020 in Rotterdam and raised $4.2M from Gradient Ventures, Basis Set Ventures, Seedcamp
  40. OpenBB (openbb-finance/openbbterminal, 18.5K stars, 110% AGR). Investment research platform. Founded in 2021 in Franconia and raised $8.5M from OSS Capital
  41. Budibase (budibase/budibase, 16.8K stars, 105% AGR). Low-code platform for building of internal tools. Founded in 2020 in Belfast and raised $9.2M from Techstart Ventures
  42. Slint (slint-ui/slint, 5.5K stars, 104% AGR). It is a toolkit to efficiently develop fluid graphical user interfaces for any display. Founded in 2020 in Berlin
  43. StarRocks (starrocks/starrocks, 3.7K stars, 103% AGR). Real-time SQL engine for enterprise-scale analytics. Founded in 2021 in San Francisco
  44. (dailydotdev/daily, 9.8K stars, 103% AGR). The fastest growing online community for developers. Founded in 2020 in Tel Aviv and raised from Homeward Ventures, Matias Ventures
  45. Signoz (signoz/signoz, 10.9K stars, 98% AGR). Observability platform. Founded in 2020 in Bengaluru and raised from Y Combinator
  46. Mattermost (mattermost/focalboard, 14K stars, 96% AGR). Collaboration platform (alternative to Slack). Founded in 2015 in Palo Alto and raised $70M from S28, YC, Redpoint, Battery Ventures
  47. Automa (automaapp/automa, 6K stars, 95% AGR). Extension for browser automation. Founded in 2021 in Jakarta
  48. Project Discovery (projectdiscovery/interactsh, 2.1K stars, 92% AGR). Automated cloud-based reconnaissance and monitoring for IT security. Founded in 2019 in Mumbai and raised $26.7M from Accel, SignalFire, Rain Capital
  49. Appwrite (appwrite/appwrite, 28.1K stars, 91% AGR). Backend server for web, mobile and Flutter developers. Founded in 2019 in Tel Aviv
  50. Dendron (dendronhq/dendron, 5K stars, 89% AGR). Note taking tool. Founded in 2019 in Seattle and raised $2M from Fuse VC


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