OpenBB 2 year anniversary 🎉

Didier Rodrigues Lopes
3 min readAug 20, 2023


Today is OpenBB 2 years anniversary of our incorporation. So it’s important to look back and understand the magnitude of what we achieved in 24 months.

OpenBB is building the ecosystem for investment research

In that time we’ve had:

  • 100k+ downloads of our installer since we started tracking it
  • 2.5M bot commands have been run on Discord and Telegram from over 40k users
  • GitHub project grew from 8k stars to 23k+, becoming #1 open source project in the topic of finance
  • Our Discord group grew from 1k users to 13k+
  • Our SDK has been pip installed over 25k times
  • Our team grew from 3 to 19 around the globe
  • For more, see

But where were we 2 years ago?

If we only focus on where Gamestonk Terminal was 2 years ago we had:

Bill Gates said the famous saying, “People overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in 10 years”.

In fast-paced startups, I think a better sentence would be, “People overestimate what they can do in one week and underestimate what they can do in 1 year”.

Looking forward to continue building the future of investment research, we’re just getting started.

PS: On a personal level within those 2 years: I quit my full-time job to build OpenBB, got 2 dogs, got married and moved to the Bay Area. Life is great ❤️