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General Information
BirthplaceHouston, Texas


University of Houston, Degree 2004

Current Companies

Founder, CEO

Former Companies

Senior Product Manager

Financial Organizations

Founder and Principal

Web Presences


Photo Credit

Matt Mullenweg,

Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of the open-source blogging platform, WordPress, the most popular publishing platform on the web, and the founder of Automattic, the company behind Additionally, Matt is a principal and founder of Audrey Capital, an investment and research company.

Matt got his start in technology working at CNET Networks as a senior product manager. He went on to found Global Multimedia Protocols Group, an experimental metamemetics company, to develop open data formats. He has been recognized for his leadership and success by BusinessInsider, Businessweek, Forbes, INC., PC World and Vanity Fair.

Matt is originally from Houston, Texas, where he attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and studied jazz saxophone. In his spare time, Matt is an avid photographer. Matt splits time between New York and San Francisco.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Expa 3/2014Venture Round$50M16
Blue Bottle Coffee 2/2014Series B$25.7M8
Crowdtilt 12/2013Series B$23M12
Tulip Retail 10/2013Seed$2.4M11
Munchery 9/2013Series A$4M7
Crowdtilt 3/2013Series A$12M8
Wealthfront 3/2013Series B$20M12
BitPay 1/2013Seed$510k8
August 2013Seed$2M11
SmartThings 12/2012Seed$3M23
BlackJet 10/2012Venture Round$2.14M29
Summly 10/2012Venture Round$1.23M18 8/2012Seed17
VHX 6/2012Seed$1.25M10
Stipple 5/2012Series A$5M13
Wantful 3/2012Series A$5.5M8
Munchery 1/2012Seed3
Getaround 9/2011Seed$3.4M8
Livestar 6/2011Seed$2M10
Milk 4/2011Angel$1.5M25
Hipmunk 10/2010Seed$1M9
BranchOut 9/2010Series A$6M17
SendGrid 4/2010Series A$5M9
Typekit 6/2009Venture Round8
GroupCard 6/2009Seed3
DailyBurn 5/2009Seed$525k4
Foodzie 12/2008Seed$1M21
RescueTime 9/2008Series A$900k6



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  1. Garrett Camp’s Expa Raises $50M To Build New Startups ( [edit]
  2. Blue Bottle Coffee Closes $25.75M Second Funding Round ( [edit]
  3. Crowdtilt Raises Another $23 Million From Andreessen Horowitz & Others For International Expansion, Enterprise Tools ( [edit]
  4. Tulip Raises $2.4M from SoftTech VC And Others To Provide Connected Online, Mobile And In-Store Software And Hardware To Retailers ( [edit]
  5. Meals Marketplace Munchery Adds New Series A Investors Menlo, Sherpa Ventures & More, Hires In-House Chefs ( [edit]
  6. Crowdfunding Platform Crowdtilt Lands $12M From Sean Parker, Andreessen & More; Now Acquiring To Expand Into Mobile ( [edit]
  7. Wealthfront, The Investing Service That Has Made Me Money, Raises $20M From Index, Greylock and Social+Capital Partnership ( [edit]
  8. BitPay Banks $510K In Investment To Become PayPal for Bitcoin, Already Has 2,100 Businesses On Board ( [edit]
  9. Yves Behar’s August Smart Lock Lets Users Open Doors With A Mobile App ( [edit]
  10. SmartThings Closes $3M Seed Round, Led By First Round Capital, Launches Competition To Grow Community Of Smart Object Developers ( [edit]
  11. Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp Launches BlackJet, The “Uber For Private Jets” ( [edit]
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  14. VHX Raises $1.25 Million From Lerer Ventures And Angels To Democratize Video Distribution Online ( [edit]
  15. Image Monetization Startup Stipple Raises $5M Led By Floodgate And Relevance ( [edit]
  16. Wantful Raises $5.5M in Series A Funding ( [edit]
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  18. Car Rental Marketplace Getaround Gets Around $3.4 Million ( [edit]
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  20. Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names ( [edit]
  21. Travel Site Hipmunk Raises $1M Seed Funding ( [edit]
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  23. SendGrid Raises $5 Million, Sends A Bajillion E-mails ( [edit]
  24. Small Batch Inc. Announces Typekit Funding ( [edit]
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  26. Feel The DailyBurn: Gyminee Gets A New Name, Raises $525K ( [edit]
  27. Foodzie Raises $1 Million For Its Specialty Food Marketplace ( [edit]
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