17 Acquisitions
Total Equity Funding
$190.6M in 3 Rounds from 15 Investors
San Francisco, CA
Automattic develops publishing platforms, including the WordPress.com website and the VIP WordPress.com cloud version.
Blogging Platforms, Internet, Content

Company Details

July 1, 2005
(877) 273-3049
251 - 500 | 34 in Crunchbase

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.

Funding Rounds (5) - $317.3M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
May, 2014$160M / Series C$1.16B7
Sep, 2013$75M / Secondary Market2
May, 2013$51.7M / Secondary Market1
Jan, 2008$29.5M / Series B4
Oct, 2005$1.1M / Series A7

Acquisitions (17)

May 19, 2015$30M in Cash & Stock
Nov 6, 2014Unknown
Aug 26, 2014Unknown
Apr 25, 2014Unknown
Apr 9, 2014Unknown
Sep 25, 2013Unknown
Jul 15, 2013Unknown
Jun 17, 2013Unknown
Jan, 2013Unknown
Dec, 2012Unknown

Investments (5)

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / Venture
Jan, 2014$225k / Seed
Nov, 2012undisclosed amount / Angel
Nov, 2011$1.01M / Series A
Aug, 2011$777k / Seed

Current Team (34)


Board Members and Advisors (4)


Products (14)

  • Akismet is an comment and forum spam protection service for WordPress and other platforms. It uses plugins or a simple API and checks spam
  • bbPress is a forums tool which is compatible with WordPress blogs and others. It includes tagging capability, AJAX posting, categorization
  • Social networking in a box. Build a social network for your company, school, sports team or niche community all based on the power and
  • Gravatar provides blog comment and forum avatars which appear next to your text to identify you as the author.
  • Jetpack is a single plugin that provides its users with the WordPress.com features.
  • Every day Plinky provides a prompt (a question, a request, a challenge, etc.), and users write answers that can easily incorporate photos,
  • Put your selfie out there.
  • Simperium is a service for developers to move data everywhere it's needed, instantly and automatically.

Competitors (19)

  • Global organizations turn to Acquia to provide technical expertise and strategic insight to build, deliver, and optimize the Drupal WCMS
  • Blogger is a web-based application that enables its users to publish, edit, and save blog posts.
  • Blogonize is a blogging platform with a number of innovative features and personalization options.
  • ConTrust offers a SaaS-based solution that enables users to moderate their content in real-time according to their platform values.
  • Defensio is an online tool that enables its users to block spam from their blogs.
  • Drupal is an open source content management platform that supports millions of websites and applications.
  • Klatcher is a self-publishing platform providing authors with automated business technologies to facilitate online publishing.
  • Markup Factory aims to allow web designers and content managers to build and maintain websites more effectively.

Offices/Locations (1)

  • Headquarters

    132 Hawthorne St

    San Francisco, CA 94107


Images (2)


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