Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Nov. 16, 2020
Document Information [Line Items]    
Document Type 10-Q  
Amendment Flag false  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2020  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Registrant Name Osprey Technology Acquisition Corp.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001753539  
Entity Address, State or Province PA  
Title of 12(b) Security Units, each consisting of oneshare of Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value per share, and one-half of one redeemable warrant.  
Trading Symbol SFTWU  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Current Reporting Status No  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth Company true  
Entity Ex Transition Period false  
Entity Shell Company true  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   39,531,250