47 Top San Francisco Open Source Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Open Source companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Open Source industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top San Francisco Open Source Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

GitLab

GitLab

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GitLab is a web-based open source Git repository manager with wiki and issue tracking features and built-in CI/CD.

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Docker

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Docker provides an open platform for building, shipping, and running distributed applications.

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PostHog

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PostHog provides a platform for open-source product analytics to helps software teams understand user behavior.

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Crate.io

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Crate.io develops CrateDB, purpose-built to scale applications in a machine data world.

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Kong

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Kong is the cloud-connectivity company offering the industry-leading service connectivity platform designed for modern architectures.

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Serverless

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Serverless provides development framework for building serverless architectures.

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Lucidworks

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Lucidworks offers the Connected Experience Cloud to some of the world’s largest brands.

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comma.ai

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comma is solving self driving cars while delivering shippable intermediaries: openpilot and the comma two.

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Tigera

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Kubernetes security and observability in minutes. Any Kubernetes distribution, any cloud, any application.

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Dgraph Labs

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Dgraph is a fast, transactional, native and distributed graph database.

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Apollo

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Apollo is the GraphQL company. Its Data Graph Platform helps developers, startups, and enterprises get the most out of GraphQL.

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O(1) Labs

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O(1) Labs is a software development company working on Mina Protocol, a tiny, portable blockchain.

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Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

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CNCF is an open source software foundation that hosts and nurtures projects like Kubernetes and Prometheus.

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Panther Labs

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Panther is a cybersecurity startup offering a platform for detecting threats and providing security insights at cloud-scale

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Pachyderm

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Pachyderm is an enterprise-grade data science platform that makes explainable, repeatable, and scalable AI/ML a reality.

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FOSSA

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FOSSA provides a platform that helps enterprises manage and maximize open source use at scale.

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StreamNative

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StreamNative offers an streaming platform based on Apache Pulsar that enables companies to access enterprise data as real-time streams.

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Wikimedia Foundation

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Wikimedia Foundation encourages the development and distribution of free educational content with projects such as Wikipedia.

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Gradle Inc.

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Gradle provides the most popular open source build tool for the Java ecosystem and the Gradle Enterprise commercial build analytics solution

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ENDLESS

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Endless purpose is to connect the unconnected, enhancing the development and education of all people in emerging markets.

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Observable

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Observable provides a data visualization platform for developers, data scientists, journalists, and educators.

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ArangoDB

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ArangoDB is an open-source database with a flexible data model for documents, graphs, and key-values.

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Joyent

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Joyent is a cloud infrastructure service provider that enables its customers to operate modern cloud native applications.

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Buoyant

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Buoyant makes applications faster, safer, and more reliable.

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QuestDB

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QuestDB is an open-source SQL database designed to process time-series data, faster.

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Swiftype

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Swiftype is a provider of SaaS-based site and enterprise search platform used to fully customize the search experience on websites.

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Autocode

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An online code editor with API autocomplete, instant hosting, and a Standard Library. Sync data, build bots and customize workflows.

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NodeSource

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Building products focused on Node.js security and performance for the Enterprise.

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Openbase

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Openbase helps developers choose among millions of open-source packages, so they can build amazing products faster.

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Purism

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Purism beautiful computers designed to respect and protect your privacy, security and freedom.

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Tlon

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Tlon is the corporate vehicle of the open-source Urbit software stack (urbit.org).

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SourceClear

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SourceClear enables teams to visualize vulnerabilities across all their development projects in real time.

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Heartex

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Heartex offers a data labeling and annotations tool for building accurate and smart AI products.

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Cloud9 IDE

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Cloud9 IDE is a cloud-based Integrated Development Environment that allows web and mobile developers to collaborate in remote teams.

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Linux Foundation

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The Linux Foundation builds sustainable ecosystems around open source projects to accelerate technology development and industry adoption.

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Inflect

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Indexing the world’s data center, cloud and network data into a neutral, online marketplace and software research tools.

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eXo Platform

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eXo offers an extensible platform with social tools and enterprise portal functionalities that enable its users to connect and collaborate.

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Piston Cloud Computing, Inc.

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Piston is the OpenStack® orchestration company.

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Jaspersoft

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Jaspersoft provides a business intelligence suite that allows businesses to make better decisions through reports, dashboards and analytics.

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Inktank

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Inktank provides an open source distributed storage system that decreases storage costs and increases operational flexibility.

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BitRock

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BitRock provides tools and services for packaging, deploying and updating software.

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Robocorp

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Robocorp is a cloud platform for robotic process automation (RPA) and open source RPA tools.

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Solinea

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The professional services partner that accelerates enterprise cloud adoption

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Bountysource

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Bountysource offers an online funding platform for open-source software.

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Opbeat

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Opbeat is an open source application performance monitoring that identifies performance issues with a breakdown that makes sense.

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Open mHealth

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Open mHealth is a non-profit technology company that’s unlocking digital health data to improve patient health.

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Hyperledger

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Hyperledger is an open source collaborative effort created to advance cross-industry blockchain technologies.

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