Funding Received
$317.3 Million in 5 Rounds from 13 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$160 Million Series C on May 5, 2014
San Francisco, CA
Automattic develops publishing platforms, including the website and the VIP cloud version.
Matt Mullenweg
Web CMS, Content, Forums, Blogging Platforms, Curated Web

Company Details

July 1, 2005
(877) 273-3049
251 - 500 | 23 in CrunchBase

Automattic is the company behind and VIP, the cloud version of WordPress. Automattic hosts and supports all sites ensuring that there is continuous and strategic development of the software available to its users. is the simplest, most secure way to start web-publishing immediately on the open source WordPress platform. On, users can publish for free and then have the choice to pay for more premium features.

Automattic also supports VIP, a premium service designed for large-scale enterprises. VIP combines the benefits of and the ability to run custom code. In addition, 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.

Investments (3)


Board Members and Advisors (4)

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    Automattic supports VIP, a premium service designed for large scale enterprises.
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    Iconiq Capital

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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

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    Radar Partners

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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)

  • Automattic Lounge

    132 Hawthorne St

    San Francisco, CA 94107


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Images (2)

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