Making the web a better place. Automattic revolutionized the way anyone can make beautiful websites and blogs. Matt Mullenweg was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Matt writes code, prose and music, and loves taking photos. Matt is a founding developer of WordPress, the Open Source software used by over 16% of the web, including Pioneers.
The website says WordPress is“a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform” but more importantly WordPress is a part of who Matt is (according to his own words at ma.tt/about), as he loves to see the impact of his work he loves so much.
In late 2005 Matt founded a company called Automattic, which is the secret force behind WordPress.com, Akismet, Gravatar, VaultPress, IntenseDebate, Polldaddy, and more. Automattic’s sites reach over half a billion people every month, making it one of the largest sites with the smallest team in the world. Though Automattic is Matt’s main focus, he also advises and invest in startups through his company Audrey Capital.