Boston-based North Bridge (as of 2017 North Bridge Growth Equity re-branded as GuidePost) were active partners with entrepreneurs providing seed-to-growth financing for innovative companies looking to disrupt big markets. The firm funded more than 200 companies creating many billions in market value.
Program Overview: Over the course of its ten year history, The Future of Open Source program, has examined the issues and challenges facing CEO’s and CIO’s as Open Source evolved from a developer-centric toolkit to a business imperative.
The North Bridge led program examined the increased strategic role that open source plays in today’s enterprises, its crucial function within new technology development, and the growth of both first-time developers within the OSS community and the impact open source has in daily life. It also sought to predict where open source was headed and what are the emerging threads that are likely to become major trends in the future. The program engaged Black Duck as a partner in year five, and Forrester Research and contributing advisors from the North Bridge portfolio. In 2017, when North Bridge re-organized, Black Duck re-launched the study as a BlackDuck 360 Program.