Automattic is a web development corporation that is most notable for, as well as its contributions to WordPress.

Automattic develops publishing platforms, including the website and the VIP cloud version.

Automattic was founded in August 2005 by Matt Mullenweg and is based in San Francisco, California.

Automattic is the company behind and VIP, the cloud version of WordPress. Automattic hosts and supports all sites ensuring that there is continuous and strategic development of the software available to its users.

Automattic also supports VIP, a premium service designed for large-scale enterprises. VIP combines the benefits of and the ability to run custom code. In addition, VIP offers companies a robust CMS and 24/7 service.


Automattic is backed by top-tier investors including Salesforce Ventures, Insight Venture Partners, True Ventures, Tiger Global Management, Akkadian Ventures, and ICONIQ Capital among others. The company raised $300M from a "Series D" financing on Sep 19, 2019. The latest round brings Automattic's total funding to $617.3M to date.


Automattic, with the latest round on Sep 19, 2019, reached to a $3B valuation. The company was previously valued a $1.16B as of May 5, 2014, when they closed a "Series C" round of a $160M in funding.


Automattic has made over 15 acquisitions to date, most recently the company acquired Atavist, a “publishing and story-telling platform” for an undisclosed amount on Jun 21, 2018.  Its most notable acquisitions are, Jetpack, WooCommerce and Tumblr.



  • Year founded: 2005
  • Funding Info: $617.3M over 6 Rounds of Funding (Last Funding Type: Series D)- Automattic has also acquired over 15 companies to date.
  • Yearly Revenue: $50M- $100M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $3B as of Sep 19, 2019
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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