Overview

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Status
Acquired by on September 26, 2010
Total Equity Funding
$22.6M in 3 Rounds from 4 Investors
Headquarters:
Tokyo
Description:
Six Apart is a software company best known for creating the Movable Type blogware, TypePad blog hosting service, and Vox.
Founders:
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Categories:
Blogging Platforms, Internet
Website:
http://www.sixapart.com
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Company Details

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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.

Funding Rounds (3) - $22.6M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Mar, 2006$12M / Series C2
Oct, 2004$10M / Series B2
Apr, 2003$600k / Series A1

Acquisitions (6)

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DateAcquiredAmount
Jul 10, 2014Unknown
Jun 7, 2010Unknown
Dec 1, 2008Unknown
Apr 20, 2008Unknown
Sep 7, 2006Cash
Mar 10, 2006Unknown

Current Team (2)

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Board Members and Advisors (2)

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Products (6)

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  • BlogIt is a Facebook blogging tool that allows users to quickly post to blogs, while automatically notifying social networks of new posts.
  • Movable Type offers content management systems to facilitate collaborative content creation on the web.
  • TypePad is an online service that enables users to host and publish weblogs and photo albums.
  • TypePad AntiSpam is a free open source spam-fighting plugin for Wordpress and Movable Type.
  • TypePad Motion is a microblogging application for building online communities.
  • Vox is a web-based blogging platform that also acts as a social networking platform.

Competitors (3)

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  • Automattic develops publishing platforms, including the WordPress.com website and the VIP WordPress.com cloud version.
  • Markup Factory aims to allow web designers and content managers to build and maintain websites more effectively.
  • Xanga is a free online service allowing users to create their own videos, audios and blogs.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Global HQ

    5-2-39 Akasaka

    7th Floor, Entsuji Gadelius Bldg

    Tokyo, 107-0052

    JPN

Past Team (47)

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