About Us

People in Startup office PayDevs aims to create the Developer Economy (similar to the Creator Economy), by starting to help maintainers of open source libraries monetize their projects without having to worry about fundraising, billing, accounting, or taxes. We provide a "registry" for software libraries (basically a database) where users have to pay us to get access to the built / compiled software libraries and we take care of billing, accounting, and taxes - similar to Netflix, YouTube, or Spotify.

PayDevs started as an idea long before the company was founded. Our founder Jörg began initial discussions and research about the concept of monetizing open-source software in Q1 2022. As the idea matured, Jörg developed the initial system in Q2 and started to get feedback from maintainers and potential investors.

In Q4 2022, PayDevs launched it's private and public beta phases.


We strive to create the Developer Economy to help all developers worldwide easily monetize software libraries.


Our mission is to enable open-source maintainers to work full-time on the projects they love!

Culture & Core Values

People around a whiteboard discussing We value teamwork, flat hierarchies, clear communication, and full ownership and responsibility as well as a customer-focused, curious, experimental and data-driven mindset.

Be Courageous

We are open to change. We love to develop new things and test new hypothesis. We are not afraid to try out crazy ideas, nor are we afraid to admit to failed attempts. Our progressive mindset allows us to reflect and learn from our experiences. We question the status quo, drive issues forward independently and create solutions.

Be Authentic

We foster an open feedback culture and encourage dialog and discussion. We are convinced that progress is not possible without friction. Therefore, we create an environment in which everyone can be happy, no one has to pretend, and can be true to themselves. Mistakes are part of the game and we deal with them constructively so that they can be avoided in the future.

Be Responsible

We trust each other and build a sustainable relationship with maintainers and contributors of open-source software. Every one of us takes ownership and responsibility for their tasks, takes initiative and is conscientious with our resources.

Be Supportive

Our inner drive and passion for what we do motivate us every day. We strive to achieve our ambitious goals together. For us, results are more important than position and experience. Because joint success moves us forward as a Team.