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Matt Mullenweg

Matt Mullenweg

American entrepreneur

Matt Mullenweg is a co-founder of WordPress, an open-source blogging platform on the web. He is also the founder of Automattic, the company behind and Jetpack, and Audrey Capital, an investment and research company.

Matt got his start in technology working at CNET Networks as a senior product manager. He went on to found GlobalMultimedia Protocols Group, an experimental metamemetics company, to develop open data formats. He has been recognized for his leadership and success by Forbes, BusinessWeek, INC., PC World, and Vanity Fair.

Matt is originally from Houston, Texas, where he attended the high school for the performing and visual arts and studied jazz saxophone. In his spare time, Matt is an avid photographer.


January 11, 1984
Matt Mullenweg was born in Houston.

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David Burkus
May 7, 2021
Harvard Business Review
Hint: There's more to it than video calls.
Abigail Abesamis Demarest
February 19, 2021
Business Insider
WordPress is a free-to-use open-source content management system (CMS) that allows you to build a website with minimal technical knowledge.
Keith Ferrazzi
July 10, 2020
Harvard Business Review
Think shorter agendas, crisper presentations, and more exposure to outside experts.
March 14, 2020
The Economic Times
Remote workers tend to take shorter breaks and fewer sick days than office-based ones, and in studies, many report finding it hard to separate their work from their home lives. Thats a good thing if youre a boss looking to squeeze extra efficiency out of your employees, but less ideal if youre someone trying to achieve some work-life balance.


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