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Matt Mullenweg

Automattic
In May of 2003, at 19 years old, Matt co-founded WordPress, the open source publishing platform, which is now used by 20.6% of the web. Two years later in August of 2005, Matt founded Automattic, the company behind the commercial version of WordPress, WordPress.com and WordPress.com VIP, the enterprise CMS product. Notable WordPress.com VIP customers include: TIME, CNN, Re/code and TechCrunch. After developing the WordPress platform, Matt got his start in technology working at CNET Networks as a senior product manager. He went on to found Global Multimedia Protocols Group, an experimental metamemetics company, to develop open data formats. Additionally, Matt is also the founder and principal of Audrey Capital, an angel investment and research company.