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General Information

Websiteautomattic.com
Twitter@automattic
CategoryConsumer Web
Employees232
Founded7/2005
DescriptionThe company behind Wordpress.com

Offices

Automattic Lounge
132 Hawthorne St
San Francisco, CA, 94107
USA

People

Founder, CEO
CEO
CFO
VP of Platform Services
Board Director
Director of Finance
Director of Platform Services
WordPress Mobile Projects Lead
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Acquisitions

Longreads, 4/2014
Cloudup, 9/2013
Lean Domain Search, 7/2013
Poster, 6/2013
Simperium, 1/2013
CodeGarage, 12/2012
Plinky, 6/2010
After the Deadline, 9/2009
Blo.gs, 4/2009
PollDaddy, 10/2008
IntenseDebate, 9/2008
Buddy Press, 3/2008
Gravatar, 10/2007

Investments

Pressable 11/2012
WP Engine 11/2011
OwnLocal 6/2010

Funding

TOTAL $30.6M
FUNDING TOTAL $30.6M
Series A, 10/2005
Blacksmith Capital
Polaris Partners
Radar Partners
Shelby Bonnie
CNET Networks
Doug Mackenzie
Kevin Compton
$1.1M
Series B, 1/2008
New York Times
Polaris Partners
Radar Partners
True Ventures
$29.5M
Secondary Market Transaction, 5/2013
$51.7M
Secondary Market Transaction, 9/2013
Tiger Global Management
Iconiq Capital
Dave Goldberg
$75M

Competitors

Service Providers

Tags

Automattic

Automattic is the company behind WordPress.com and WordPress.com VIP, the cloud version of WordPress. Automattic hosts and supports all WordPress.com sites ensuring that there is continuous and strategic development of the software available to its users.

WordPress.com is the simplest, most secure way to start web-publishing immediately on the open source WordPress platform. On WordPress.com, users can publish for free and then have the choice to pay for more premium features.

Automattic also supports WordPress.com VIP, a premium service designed for large-scale enterprises. WordPress.com VIP combines the benefits of WordPress.com and the ability to run custom code. In addition, WordPress.com VIP offers companies a robust CMS and 24/7 service.

Automattic was founded in 2005 by Matt Mullenweg and has raised $30.6 million in Series A and B funding from investors including True Ventures, Polaris Venture Partners, The New York Times, and others. In May 2013, Tiger Global invested $50 million in a purchase of stock from early Automattic investors. In September of 2013, Tiger led an additional $75 million secondary purchase.

Recent Milestones

Videos

Screenshots

Automattic screenshot
Above: WordPress.com Dashboard
Uploaded: 9/25/13

Products

Akismet
BuddyPress
Gravatar
Jetpack
Plinky
Simperium
VaultPress
VideoPress
WordPress
WordPress.com
WordPress.com VIP
bbPress

Traffic Analytics

Quantcast

Livegraph

Compete

Automattic

Sources

  1. Automattic Acquires Longreads, The App For Discovering And Reading Long-Form Content Online (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Automattic Acquires File-Sharing Service Cloudup To Build A Faster Media Library And Enable Co-Editing (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Automattic Acqui-Hires Lean Domain Search To Improve Its Domain Registration Service (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Automattic Acquires iOS WordPress Client Poster To Improve Its Own Mobile Apps (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Automattic Acquires Simperium, The Y Combinator-Backed Data Syncing Startup Behind Simplenote (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. CodeGarage is Joining Automattic! (codegarage.com) [edit]
  7. Automattic Buys Up Thing Labs' Plinky To Help Bloggers Overcome Writer's Block (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. WordPress Parent Buys Spell Checker Plug-In (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  9. Yahoo Spins Off Blo.gs To Automattic (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  10. WordPress Acquires Irish Startup Polldaddy (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Automattic Has Acquired IntenseDebate's Enhanced Comment System (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. WordPress: The Social Network (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. Automattic Acquires Gravatar (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. A Chat with Vid Luther, Founder of ZippyKid (torquemag.io) [edit]
  15. Silverton, Automattic Put $1.2M Into WordPress Hosting And Security Service WP Engine (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  16. YComb's Seeing Interactive Raises Seed Round From Baseline, Buchheit, Schachter, and Lerer Ventures (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  17. Automattic Raised $1.1M Last October (businessweek.com) [edit]
  18. WordPress.com Creator Raises $29.5M (gigaom.com) [edit]
  19. WordPress.com Maker Automattic Sells $50 Million In Secondary Offering To Tiger Global (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  20. Tiger Global Ups Investment in Creator of WordPress.com (blogs.wsj.com) [edit]
  21. WordPress.com Parent Company Automattic On Track To Make $45M In Revenue This Year (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Tiger Global Ups Investment in Creator of WordPress.com (blogs.wsj.com) [edit]
    WordPress.com Maker Automattic Sells $50 Million In Secondary Offering To Tiger Global (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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