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The results are in from our 2018 professional open source survey. Learn more.

Our mission

Simply put, our mission is making open source
work better—for everyone.

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Our story

Here’s what we know. Open source software is incredible, but it’s got some issues. For open source maintainers, a project can feel like a full-time job even when it isn’t—a labor of love, with little direct financial reward. For professional software teams, building on top of open source components can be risky business—especially without the assurances they expect from traditional commercial software.

So we asked ourselves:

How could open source work better for everyone involved?

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First, software development teams should be able to depend on the open source software they incorporate into their projects. They should be confident that it is reliable—professionally supported, more secure, easy to integrate, and properly maintained.

Meanwhile, open source maintainers and core teams should be compensated for the value their projects create. They should have easy access to paying users and to the tools necessary to deliver a professional software experience.

For us, it’s as simple as that. Create a win-win proposition, where everyone sees the benefits.

The end result? More, better software that our entire planet depends on.

That’s the future we see for open source. We’re working together to make it a reality. If you see it, too, join us.

Our Values

Value_1 Optimistic


We have a genuinely positive outlook on the world, focusing on boundless possibility. We see an amazing future ahead, and want to inspire others to share in it.

 

Value_4 Additive


A rising tide lifts all boats. We create an environment that encourages and inspires growth, both for individuals and for the community as a whole.

Value_2 Practical


We know words and ideas alone won’t change lives. We help people most by creating a pragmatic, viable, and sustainable business that works for everyone. 

 

Value_3 Inclusive


We believe technology will be stronger when it better reflects the voices and ideas of society as a whole. So we create opportunities for people from different backgrounds and experiences to flourish.

Our team

At Tidelift, we're building an optimistic and inclusive team. Our founders and early hires include veterans of Red Hat, Mozilla, Google, Wikipedia, and GitHub. We’re headquartered in Boston, but we embrace remote work: two of the co-founders and over half of our overall team are distributed.

 

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Donald Fischer

Co-founder, CEO

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Havoc Pennington

Co-founder

Jeremy Katz

Jeremy Katz

Co-founder

Luis Villa

Luis Villa

Co-founder

John Bintz

John Bintz

Software Engineer

Matthew Ellis

Matthew Ellis

Software Engineer

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Chris Grams

Marketing

Lauren Hanford

Lauren Hanford

Design

Amy Hays

Amy Hays

Digital Marketing

Brenna Heaps

Brenna Heaps

Developer Engagement

Amy Knapp

Amy Knapp

People

John Marcus III

John Marcus III

Sales

Amanda McDermott

Amanda McDermott

Software Engineer

Tyrel Sonic

Tyrel Souza

Software Engineer

Oscar

Oscar Spencer

Software Engineer

Keenan Szulik

Keenan Szulik

Data

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Brian Weisberg

Operations

Mike Young

Mike Young

Software Engineer

Work with us

We’re helping open source developers and professional development teams work together to build better software. Wanna help?

We're hiring

 

Our investors

Larry Bohn

Larry Bohn
General Catalyst

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Ryan McIntyre

Ryan McIntyre
Foundry Group

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Matthew Szulik

Matthew Szulik
INVESTOR AND FORMER CHAIRMAN AND CEO, RED HAT

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