Automattic

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.

We are a distributed company, democratizing publishing and development.

We are the people behind WordPress.com, which serves more than 15.8 billion pages a month, as well as a host of other popular services, such as Akismet, Jetpack, and VaultPress.  We are strong believers in Open Source, and the vast majority of our work is available under licenses like the GPL.

Our team members hail from nearly every continent and 36 countries around the world. 

Type
Private
HQ
San Francisco, US
Founded
2005
Employees
452 (est)+3%

Key People at Automattic

Stuart West

Stuart West

SVP of Operations and CFO
Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg

Founder / CEO
Sara Rosso

Sara Rosso

Director of Marketing
Paul Maiorana

Paul Maiorana

Vice President, Platform Services
Davide Casali

Davide Casali

Product Experience Director

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