The company offers a paid SaaS version and an on premise versions of its software with the revenue split being roughly equal between the two. NPM started as an open source effort by its founder and CEO, Isaac Schlueter, but due to strong customer demand for features, took venture backing to more quickly develop the product for the community.
NPM is not profitable yet but sees a very clear path to getting there with its paid product offerings seeing exponential growth. The team is based in Oakland, California and is currently 25 employees.
Why I like Them
It is not a far leap to see NPM becoming the next GitHub.
Disclosure: I have spoken to members of the executive team.