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About Sonatype


What do we do?

Our integrated open source governance platform (Nexus) helps more than 1,000 organizations and 10 million software developers simultaneously accelerate innovation and improve application security.

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How do we do it?

Our machine learning engine (Nexus Intelligence) has analyzed more than 65 million open source components. We continuously feed this intelligence to our customers so they make better innovation decisions early and everywhere across their development lifecycle. 


What's the result?

DevOps teams eliminate friction associated with manual governance and ship secure software faster than ever -- which makes everyone happy:  developers, security professionals, and IT ops.

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Who we are?

We are 300+ employees from diverse backgrounds. We hail from 50 countries, and speak 15 languages. Despite these differences, we share one thing in common: we're passionate about accelerating software innovation.

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Where we work?

We have employees in 10 countries and we believe in the power of distributed organizations. So, when it comes to hiring, we don't limit ourselves by recruiting in specific locations. Instead, we hire superstars wherever they might live.

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How we grow?

Our vision is to put Nexus products at the center of every open source decision made by modern engineering organizations. We're backed by TPG, Goldman Sachs, Accel, and HWVP.  These world class investors share our passion and believe in our vision.

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Our Story

The Sonatype journey started 12 years ago, just as the concept of “open source” software development was gaining steam.  From our humble beginning as core contributors to Apache Maven, to supporting the world’s largest repository of open source components (Central), to distributing the world's most popular repository manager (Nexus), we’ve played a meaningful role in helping the world embrace the power of open innovation.

Over time, we witnessed the staggering volume and variety of open source libraries that began flowing into every development environment in the world.  We understood that when open source components are properly managed, they provide a tremendous energy for accelerating innovation.  Conversely, when unmanaged, open source "gone wild" can lead directly to security vulnerabilities, licensing risks, enormous rework, and waste.

Our vision today is simple.

We are laser focused on helping organizations continuously harness all of the good that open source has to offer, without any of the risk.  In order to do this, we have invested in knowing more about the quality of open source than anyone else in the world. This investment takes the form of machine learning, artificial intelligence, and human expertise, which in aggregate produces highly curated intelligence that is infused into every Nexus product.  Organizations equipped with Nexus products make better decisions, innovate faster at scale, and rest comfortably knowing that their applications always consist of the highest quality open source components.


E. Wayne Jackson III Chief Executive Officer

E. Wayne Jackson III
Chief Executive Officer

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