Home > techcrunch > Automattic Hits 300 Million Unique Visitors, Roughly $10 Million In Revenues

Automattic Hits 300 Million Unique Visitors, Roughly $10 Million In Revenues

December 9th, 2010 12:26 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

Automattic founder Matt Mullenweg and CEO Toni Schneider were interviewed by our own Alexia Tsotsis at Le Web 10 today.

Our notes (paraphrased):

Can you talk about your vision from blogging, from 2003 to 2005 and now 2010?

I really wanted software for my own blog, there was no Javascript at the time. By the time people started to really think about Web apps, WordPress was becoming more than just a blogging tool, but more of a CMS. So now people use it to power their websites not just their blogs.

Difference between WordPress.com and WordPress.org? Trademark change

Tricky one. Started as an open source project, but where we were i 05 we werent sure how to take it to the next level. what if it could be one-click simple, became wp.com. millions of people started using it, but we had the .org as well.

we looked at the situation, and we decided the trademark belongs in a non-profit org

Challenges of building a biz on open-source?

toni: biggest one is to start a business that wouldn’t kill the open source project, scare away the community. Our goal has been for both to reinforce each other, and it has worked. Both have seen growth.

How big is WordPress?

There are about 30 million publishers. 10% of all websites in the world. On wp.com 300m uniques

Are you making money?

We’re focused on growth right now, so we invest a lot in infrastructure and so on. We haven’t been focused on revenues so far, but we’re break-even.

How big is the company right now?

We’re about 74 people. I think we make about $1 million a month from all our services separately.

Where does most of the revenues come from?

Most comes from premium services, the hosting service

Goal’s not to be acquired.

(Updating live)

Source: Automattic Hits 300 Million Unique Visitors, Roughly $10 Million In Revenues

Related Articles:

  1. Automattic Brings Premium Themes To WordPress.com Users
  2. WordPress 3.1 Downloaded 15 Million Times In Under 5 Months
  3. Automattic Launches Jetpack, Gives WordPress.org Users WordPress.com Perks
  4. Fon Ended 2010 With 3.35 Million WiFi Hotspots, €28 Million In Revenues
  5. Mozilla: $104 Million In Revenues, 400 Million Users, Google Deal Running Through 2011
blog comments powered by Disqus