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 (22)Update
Senior Vice President, Commercial Services
Jun 1, 2007
May 12, 2011
Nov 10, 2011
WordPress Mobile Projects Lead
Past Team (11)Update
SVP, Commercial Services
Jun 1, 2007 - Jun 3, 2014
WordPress.com VIP Services Operational Lead
2006 - Jan, 2011
Chief Financial Officer
2006 - Apr, 2012
Apr, 2010 - Jun, 2012
2008 - Jan, 2010
Master of Alliteration
Nov 19, 2010 - Aug 1, 2013
Funding Rounds (5) - $317.3MUpdate
Board Members and Advisors (2)Update
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