Maybe this new funding is part of the reason why we haven't seen a new Metabase release since early December ;-). I sincerely hope that the open source-ness of the solution doesn't go anywhere as they seek to monetize the product further.
In the places where our Research department has shared the few dashboards we've created in the system so far at conferences or with others here on campus we've gotten positive responses and it sounds like we're hoping to ditch our iDashboards software (which hasn't been used much at all...even with paying a $10k+ license renewal fee each year) and start using Metabase solely moving forward.
Good luck to the team and I hope they can continue making Metabase into an even better product!
Tempted to integrate this into a production rails application with a simple link at the top for users to be able to service themselves. I'll need to see if I can somehow link logins so they don't have to login to both the application and the metabase instance but seems like a fun project.
It sounds interesting, I like the idea of them trying to connect people to use their platform.