About Us

Over the last two decades, open source software (OSS) has changed the way software is developed, deployed, and used. According to the Open Source Initiative, open source "enables a development method for software that harnesses the power of distributed peer review and transparency of process". OpenTeams offers a solution to the lack of incentives found in developing open source projects by making it easy to fund open issues and sponsored features on projects.


Our mission is to enable sustainable funding opportunities for open source software while ensuring people find full-time employment working on them.

Our story

OpenTeams has grown out of interactions with our partner, Quansight, with deep experience obtaining funding from government, industry, and private foundations to open-source. OpenTeams founders and advisers have decades of deep experience with the open-source community around Python, NumPy, SciPy, and PyData and have developed an intuition for the gaps and needs.


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