Automattic wants to make the web a better place. Our family includes WordPress.com, Tumblr, Jetpack, WooCommerce, WordPress VIP, Simplenote, Longreads, and more. With WordPress.com, you can create beautiful websites and blogs for free and enhance those sites with our premium services. A fully distributed company, Automattic has more than 1,386 employees working from 79 countries.
Company Name: Automattic Inc.
Founded: August 2005
Founder & CEO: Matt Mullenweg
CFO: Mark Davies
Headquarters: San Francisco, CA, USA
Staff locations: 79 countries, speaking 99 languages
Key Investors: Tiger Global Management, Salesforce Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, True Ventures, Polaris Venture Partners, Radar Partners, and New York Times Company.
Status: Privately held and independent, in later-stage growth phase.
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Automattic owns and operates WordPress.com, which is a hosted version of the open source WordPress software with added features for security, speed and support. Please append “.com” when referencing our product name.
WordPress is open source software, which is written, maintained, and supported by thousands of independent contributors worldwide. Automattic is a major contributor to the WordPress open source project. If you would like to contribute to the WordPress open source project, learn more at make.wordpress.org.
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Recent News All the latest news
- Automattic Announces $300 Million Investment from Salesforce Ventures“We’re thrilled to invest in Automattic’s growth and success, and deepen our commitment to the open web.” —Marc Benioff
- Automattic Acquires Tumblr from Verizon“I can’t wait for us to build great products together.”
- Automattic Names Mark Davies Chief Financial OfficerDavies joins Automattic from Vivint, the $1B+ smart home services provider.
- Matt Mullenweg Launches the Distributed PodcastAutomattic has more than 900 employees working in over 70 countries. Here’s what we’ve learned.
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