Company Overview

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Founded:
July 1, 2005
Founders:
Matt Mullenweg
Employees:
232
Headquarters:
San Francisco, CA
Funding:
$317.3M
Categories:
Web CMS, Content, Forums, Blogging Platforms, Curated Web
Description:
Automattic develops publishing platforms, including the WordPress.com website and the VIP WordPress.com cloud version.

Detailed Description

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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.

Current Team (23)

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Past Team (11)

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Investments (3)

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Board Members and Advisors (2)

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Products (14)

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    Selfies

    Put your selfie out there.
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    WordPress Enterprise

    WordPress Enterprise
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    BuddyPress

    Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche...
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    WordPress.com VIP

    Automattic supports WordPress.com VIP, a premium service designed for large scale enterprises.
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    VideoPress

    VideoPress is a one-click WordPress.com upgrade that enables the streaming of high definition...
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    Jetpack

    Jetpack supercharges your self‑hosted WordPress site.
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    VaultPress

    Backup and security for your WordPress site.
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    Simperium

    Simperium is a service for developers to move data everywhere it's needed, instantly and...

Acquisitions (14)

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Investors (13)

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    Iconiq Capital

    Iconiq Capital is a global multi-family office operating as an independent SEC Registered...
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    Tiger Global Management

    Tiger Global manages hedge funds and private equity funds by investing in local and global public...
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    True Ventures

    Founded in 2006, True Ventures is a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm that invests in...
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    Chris Sacca

    Founder & General Partner @ Lowercase Capital
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    Insight Venture Partners

    Insight Venture Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm investing in growth-stage...
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    Radar Partners

    Radar Partners is a principal investment firm. The firm seeks to invest in non-technology...
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    Polaris Partners

    Polaris Partners is a venture company investing in digital media, life sciences, and enterprise...
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    The New York Times

    The New York Times creates, collects and distributes news, information and entertainment through...

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Automattic Lounge

    132 Hawthorne St

    San Francisco, CA 94107

    USA

Competitors (17)

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    Just Add Content

    Instant Business Websites
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    ConTrust

    ConTrust offers a SaaS-based solution that enables users to moderate their content in real-time...
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    Klatcher

    Klatcher is a self-publishing platform providing authors with automated business technologies to...
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    Publisha

    Publisha enables users to publish a digital publication into Facebook, iPad, iPhone and the web...
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    Posterous

    Posterous is a platform for making blogging simple.
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    Markup Factory

    Markup Factory aims to allow web designers and content managers to build and maintain websites...
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    Defensio

    blog spam blocker
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    Mollom

    Mollom is a web service that analyzes the quality of the content posted on websites via comments,...

Memberships (1)

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Images (2)

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