Monday, May 01, 2006

Open Source Venture Capital

Have you ever wanted to know just how much money has been invested in open source companies? A recent article, The Open Source Venture Capital Universe, attempts to answer this question and more characterizing open source investing as: "A rollercoaster - as trite as that image may be - is the right analogy for venture capital investing in open source companies. And what a long, strange trip it's been."

Matt Asay puts the figure somewhere around $1.3B and rapidly growing. It is anyone's guess for where open source investing will go from here.

I found this info via Alexander Muse at the Texas Venture Capital Blog.

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