Matt reports that Automattic has raised $29.5M, and indicates that the money isn’t just for WordPress.
Automattic is now positioned to execute on our vision of a better web not just in blogging, but expanding our investment in anti-spam, identity, wikis, forums, and more — small, open source pieces, loosely joined with the same approach and philosophy that has brought us this far.
News about this funding started to come out a couple of months ago. It’s not clear to me how much of the money will go to the founders.
Other coverage includes:
- The NY Times, which is one of the investors in this new round.
- CEO Toni: “we are also entering a partnership with the Times to expand their existing WordPress blogging infrastructure and to create new ways of connecting WordPress bloggers with the New York Times and its readers.”
- Om Malik, in what I think is his longest post since his recent “little medical episode.”