Automattic, Inc. is a web development corporation founded in August 2005. It is most notable for WordPress.com (a free blogging service), as well as its contributions to WordPress (open source blogging software). The company's name plays on its founder's first name, Matt.
The company has 399 employees. Its culture was the topic of a participative journalism project by Scott Berkun, entitled The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work.
Automattic raised 317.3 Million USD in 5 rounds. In the last round, on May 2014, the company valued at 1.16 Billion USD. (Source: Wikipedia)