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Automattic

Founders Matt Mullenweg

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Total investments 14
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$6M
Portfolio companies 13
Rounds per year 0.82
Lead investments 0
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.07
Key employees Soon

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Web Development
  • Web Hosting
  • Information Technology
  • SaaS
Summary

Automattic appeared to be the Corporate Investor, which was created in 2005. The main office of represented Corporate Investor is situated in the San Francisco. The company was established in North America in United States.

The top activity for fund was in 2011. The fund is constantly included in less than 2 deals per year. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 100 thousands - 1 million dollars. When the investment is from Automattic the average startup value is 1-5 millions dollars.

For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline OwnLocal, WP Engine Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Machine Learning, Digital Media.

The current fund was established by Matt Mullenweg.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Silverton Partners, Rob Walling, Eric Ries. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Silverton Partners, North Bridge Venture Partners & Growth Equity.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

BlueLena

Advertising
News
24 Feb 2022 Cary, North Carolina, United States

Titan

$30M03 Aug 2021 Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Element

Apps
Commercial
Communications Infrastructure
VoIP
$30M26 Jul 2021 London, England, United Kingdom

Pilot

Employee Benefits
Employment
Human Resources
Payments
Software
$6M25 Jun 2021 San Francisco, California, United States

Framework

Consumer Electronics
$9M17 Jun 2021 Burlingame, California, United States

PeachPay

01 Apr 2021 Ames, Iowa, United States

New Vector

Information Technology
Software
$4M21 May 2020 London, England, United Kingdom

Frontity

Developer Tools
Mobile
Software
Web Development
$1M22 Apr 2020 Community of Madrid

Strattic

Cloud Infrastructure
CMS
Cyber Security
Information Technology
Open Source
SaaS
Web Hosting
$6M26 Feb 2020 Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, Israel
News
Element bolsters decentralized team messaging with $30M raise

– Element, the company behind an end-to-end encrypted team messaging platform powered by the Matrix protocol, has raised $30 million in a series B round of funding from a slew of notable backers, including Skype cofounder Jaan Tallinn‘s Metaplanet, WordPress.com parent company Automattic, Protocol Labs, and Notion.
– In a week that saw Salesforce officially taking Slack under its wing, the gargantuan $27.7 billion acquisition serves as a timely reminder of the importance that team chat and collaboration tools play in a world that has rapidly embraced remote work. In tandem, open source software is infiltrating just about every nook and cranny of the business world, a combination that puts four-year Element in a strong position.

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