Automattic Takes Funding

Toni Schneider, the CEO of Automattic (,, etc.), gave more details on the funding that founder Matt Mullenweg wrote about yesterday on his blog.

No word on the size of the round, but Toni lists the investors: Polaris Ventures (Mike Hirshland), Blacksmith Capital (Phil Black, now at True Ventures), Radar Partners (Doug Mackenzie), and CNET (Shelby Bonnie).

Congratulations to the Automattic team. We run nothing but WordPress blogging software on all of the TechCrunch blogs (list in left sidebar), and we named it a “company we couldn’t live without” a few months ago.