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Our open-source project got funded!

Hi Community, We have exciting news to share!

@combarnea and I open-sourced the Novu project (check our GitHub Page) because we both felt the pain of building a notification infrastructure from scratch. I have written about the inception of the idea and you can read it here: Building the first open-source notification infrastructure.

Thanks to the incredible interest of this fantastic community, our Github project became trending and grew from 200 stars to 2.2K stars, and today has more than 3,500 stars.
We can’t thank the community enough.

What is Novu?

Novu is the first open-source notifications infrastructure for developers.
It solves developers the pain of building from scratch and maintaining their notification systems.
That can be an in-app notification center (like you might know from platforms like Facebook) to transactional messages sent over multiple delivery channels.
Our goal is to solve a large number of use-cases from digest engine, to advanced workflows management including user preferences, timezone awareness, and more.

And the best part is - We are building this with the incredible help and involvement of the open-source community. Together.

Lately, we have raised a $6.6m round. This means we can go and build this project full-time. A dream comes true. It will also enable us to grow it and become the de-facto solution for developers when thinking about notifications and product-based communication.

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With our new funding, Novu recruited many of our contributors to work full-time on Novu and is now working on creating the best OSS notification infrastructure.

So what happened since the funding?

  • We have released our admin control panel for managing notifications (npx novu init) yay!.
  • We have created a new website, updated with all the new features.
  • We started to work closely with contributors and fund projects.
  • We have sponsored events.
  • Released our multi-environment support
  • Released our In-app notification center as an Iframe or as a React component
  • Released more providers and providers dashboard
  • Added New team collaboration and invites
  • Released a new monitor and observability page
  • Created an awesome registration flow using a CLI :)
  • All in open source!!!

The future?

  • Support every possible notification channel: Direct, Push and others.
  • Create an intelligent workflow for automating your notifications channels.
  • Add digest capabilities to make end-user life so much easier
  • Have a new user preference control within our in-app and as a system
  • Many more to come
  • Still all in open source!! :)

If you haven’t checked Novu yet, feel free to go to our Github page

Happy if you can write to me about what you lack in Novu so I can add it to our ideas list.
Thank you. We couldn’t do it without you!

Discussion (36)

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Vicky V

amazing work guys!! well done!!! beautiful product for us to use as well!!!

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Yash Tiwari


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Brian Burton

That's a really cool idea, congrats!

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Sammy B.

That's incredibly amazing! Congrats! πŸ‘

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Dinko Pehar

Congratulations on your success ! May I ask how long did you worked on project before it was funded ? And for all others who want to fund their projects, what are the possibilities ?

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Dima Grossman Author • Edited on

In overall almost more than 2 years since the inception of the internal project :) I think the market of OSS projects is growing pretty fast right now, you can see a lot of great example suchs as appwrite, supabase, flagsmith, amplication and many many great others. We are doing a live stream on this subject around next week, and I might write a detailed blog post on this aswell in the near time. I will let you know once it's out there, and feel free to reach out on Discord or DM, would love to jump on a call if I could help in anyway.

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Dinko Pehar

Thank you. I'll keep this in backlog and check if blog post comes out. I worked on lot of projects but I never thought about ways of funding my project. I simply don't know about financing .

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Well done! We wish you to develop further and please developers from all over the world!

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Rajesh Royal

Congratulations @scopsy

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Many congrats on this amazing achievement! Might use this in our projects ❀️

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Dima Grossman Author

Thank you Mikael, let me know if you need any help <3

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That's amazing. Congratulations!

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Clemens Scholz

This looks amazing - hope it will be easy to use in CI/CD pipelines as well.

@scopsy for the direct messaging a Matrix integration would be awesome.

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Pyae Sone Win

Congratulations! +1 Github star for your open-source project πŸš€

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Jose E Saura

I love it, I am really interested in what is your work framework, I mean, do you do kanban for example? How do you detect the rythm and flow and how do you improve it?

We are currently building and Open Source project too and I feel like we could improve our flow... Idk. Thanks for sharing with the community <3

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Dima Grossman Author

Hi :)

We are working with a synced to GitHub issues using a zapier integration, we really love the linear method of building (check it out here:

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Jose E Saura

Oh yes, I know them, I love the app, the method and also raycast.
I don't know why but I already suspected it! That's amazing.

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The best project over GitHub with amazing community!

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Agnieszka Stec


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Lakin Mohapatra


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Ali Raza


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Congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

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Nicolas Lorenzi

Congratulations! +1 Github star for your open-source project πŸš€

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Hiroshi Nishio

What kind of purpose do investors have for investing in open source? If you don't mind me asking, I'd like to know what your investors told you!

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Dima Grossman Author

There are quite a lot of investor backed oss companies: MongoDB, Elasticsearch, Sentry, appwrite, supabase and many others. You can monetize OSS software by providing a hosted version of it (this is the approach we are taking). Other ways would be to provide paid support, open-core model, and etc... Hope this helps :)

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Al-amin Yusuf

Congratulations πŸ‘

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Parker Waiters

Very helpful πŸ₯³

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Mason Marper

This is helpful.

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Sophia Nelson

thank you

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Sojin Samuel

Superb this is so inspiring