Company Overview

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Status:
Acquired by Infocom
Founded:
September 1, 2001
Founders:
Ben Trott, Mena Trott
Employees:
50
Headquarters:
Tokyo
Funding:
$22.6M
Categories:
Web CMS, Blogging Platforms, Curated Web
Description:
Six Apart is a software company best known for creating the Movable Type blogware, TypePad blog hosting service, and Vox.

Detailed Description

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Six Apart was formed in 2001 as a blog solution provider in the US. In 2003 the company founded Six Apart KK, a Japanese legal entity. In November 2010, Six Apart joined forces with VideoEgg to create a new company called SAY Media. In January 2011, Six Apart KK was wholly acquired by Infocom, a Japanese IT company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Six Apart KK has assumed responsibility over all intellectual property and business operations of Movable Type, as well as trademark rights of Six Apart. The new Six Apart, a Japanese corporation formerly known as Six Apart KK, currently develops, markets and supports Movable Type for a global user base, and also operates the [company's website] (www.sixapart.com).

TypePad and blogs.com are now available from SAY Media. For information on these services, please visit SAY Media's website.

Current Team (5)

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Past Team (48)

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Funding Rounds (3) - $22.6M

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Products (6)

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    TypePad AntiSpam

    TypePad AntiSpam is a free open source spam-fighting plugin for Wordpress and Movable Type.
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    Blog It

    BlogIt is a Facebook blogging tool that allows users to quickly post to blogs, while...
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    TypePad Motion

    TypePad Motion is a microblogging application for building online communities.
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    Movable Type

    Movable Type makes it simple to manage entire websites, start new blogs, and build an engaged...
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    TypePad

    TypePad is one of the two major blogging platforms, and is used by organizations ranging from...
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    Vox

    Vox is an extremely easy to use web based blogging platform, that also acts as a social...

Acquisitions (4)

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Investors (4)

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    Intel

    Intel manufactures microprocessors for personal computers and a range of hardware, including...
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    August Capital

    August Capital was founded in 1995 by Dave Marquardt and John Johnston. Seasoned veterans of the...
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    Focus Ventures

    expansion stage, I.T. focused VC fund
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    Neoteny

    venture capital firm

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Global HQ

    5-2-39 Akasaka

    7th Floor, Entsuji Gadelius Bldg

    Tokyo, 107-0052

    JPN

Competitors (3)

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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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    Automattic

    Automattic develops publishing platforms, including the WordPress.com website and the VIP...
  • 3dc3fc9aed21c4b37902abc1d96606a5

    Xanga

    Xanga is a free online service allowing users to create their own videos, audios and blogs.