The fastest-growing open-source startups in Q3 2020

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 Q3 2020.
  1. Plausible (plausible/analytics, 2.9K stars, 2527% AGR). Web analytics service (an open-source alternative to Google Analytics). Founded in 2018 in Estonia. Noteworthy, its founders do not raise external funding to remain a fully independent analytics company.
  2. Hugging Face (huggingface/datasets, 3.4K stars, 2471% AGR). The developer of the NLP-library Transformers, that debuted in the previous issue of our index. Founded in 2016 in Paris and raised $20.2M from Lux Capital, SV Angel, A.Capital, etc.
  3. Gitpod (gitpod-io/gitpod, 2.5K stars, 1383% AGR). Cloud integrated development environment (IDE). Founded in 2019 in Kiel, Germany and raised $3M from Speedinvest, Crane Venture Partners, Vertex Ventures.
  4. Prefect (prefecthq/prefect, 5.1K stars, 923% AGR). Data workflow automation platform. Founded in 2018 in Washington, D.C., and raised $2.5M from unknown investors.
  5. Passbolt (passbolt/passbolt_api, 2.2K stars, 503% AGR). Password manager for teams. Founded in 2016 in Luxembourg and raised ~$0.74M from Expon Capital.
  6. Meili (meilisearch/meilisearch, 9.2K stars, 385% AGR). API-focused fast search engine (an alternative to ElasticSearch and Algolia). Founded in 2018 in Paris and raised $1.5M from LocalGlobe, Seedcamp, Kima, etc.
  7. QAWolf (qawolf/qawolf, 2.1K stars, 374% AGR). Browser testing service. Founded in 2019 in New York and has no known external funding to date.
  8. VESoft (vesoft-inc/nebula, 4.5K stars, 351% AGR). The developer of distributed and fast graph database NebulaGraph. Founded in 2018 in Hangzhou, China and raised $8M from Redpoint and Matrix Partners.
  9. Frontity (frontity/frontity, 1.5K stars, 299% AGR). React framework for building headless WordPress websites. Founded in 2015 in Madrid and raised $1.6M from K Fund.
  10. Checkly (checkly/headless-recorder, 10K stars, 283% AGR). Active monitoring and end-to-end-testing platform for developers. Founded in 2018 in Berlin and raised $2.3M from Accel, etc
  11. Prisma (prisma/prisma, 5.5K stars, 262% AGR). Database toolkit for TypeScript and Node.js. Founded in 2016 in Berlin raised $16.5M from Kleiner Perkins, Mango Capital, Amplify Partners, etc
  12. ORY (ory/kratos, 1.4K stars, 209% AGR). Identity and access control infrastructure for cloud developers. Founded in 2015 in Munich and has no known external funding to date.
  13. Supabase (supabase/supabase, 2.3K stars, 207% AGR). Low-code API solution for PostgreSQL database (an open-source alternative to Firebase). Founded in 2020 in Singapore and raised $125k from Y Combinator.
  14. Chaosix (relativty/relativty, 4.9K stars, 199% AGR). Stealth-mode VR startup by creators of open-source VR headset Relativty. Founded in 2020 in Paris and raised the unknown amount from The Family.
  15. BoostIO (boostio/, 1.8K stars, 175% AGR). The creator of Boosthub, a collaborative platform for developers. Founded in 2014 in Tokyo and raised ~$0.95M from ANRI, F Ventures, etc.
  16. BentoML (bentoml/bentoml, 1.7K stars, 171% AGR). A platform for high-performance ML model serving. Founded in 2018 in San Francisco and raised the unknown amount from Alchemist Accelerator.
  17. Framer (framer/motion, 7.3K stars, 169% AGR). Prototyping tools for teams trending with its OS library Motion. Founded in 2013 in Amsterdam and raised $33M by from Atomico, Accel, Foundation Capital, etc.
  18. Uno Platform (unoplatform/uno, 2.9K stars, 161% AGR). An app development platform for C# and WinUI. Founded in 2011 in Montreal and has no known external funding to date.
  19. Alegro (allegroai/trains, 1.8K stars, 148% AGR). A platform for the management of ML products life-cycle. Founded in 2016 in Tel Aviv and raised $11M from MizMaa Ventures, Samsung Catalyst, Hyundai, etc.
  20. PostHog (posthog/posthog, 3.2K stars, 148% AGR). Product analytics service (an open-source alternative to Mixpanel). Founded in 2020 in London and raised $3M from 1984 Ventures, Y Combinator, etc.


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