All software should be open and everyone can become an entrepreneur


A New Approach to Venture

OCV believes in the power of an open-source base for all software, and the impact of open learning and collaboration. Our investment approach diverges from conventional venture capital -- it aims to enable experienced, capable, and technical founders who otherwise would not have the resources to launch a successful startup.



"If you're going to pour your heart into your open source project, you might as well build a world-changing business at the same time."

Mike McNeil
CEO at Fleet

"Connecting with a CEO and seed funding meant we had great momentum building the Open Core model from day one. With OCV, building a growth business around open source is low-risk and high-reward."

Zach Wasserman
CTO at Fleet

"After a two-decade long career at a leading global tech giant, OCV inspired me to take the entrepreneurial leap to found FlowForge."

Nick O'Leary
CTO at FlowForge


Sid Sijbrandij, General Partner

Sid is the Co-Founder and CEO of GitLab, the single application for the DevOps lifecycle and one of the world’s largest all-remote companies. He is a champion of the open source community and a pioneer in scaling remote organizations.

Betty Ma, COO

Betty comes from a finance background and most recently held Business Development and Strategic Partnerships roles focusing on the venture ecosystem. She’s a Wharton MBA and is passionate about advising startups on valuation topics and growth models.