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The IVY Podcast

Jun 2, 2017

Matt Mullenweg is the co-founder of WordPress and the CEO and founder of Automattic. Matt launched WordPress in 2003, transforming the free blogging software into the most popular publishing platform in the world. More than 27% of the web currently runs on WordPress, making Matt a crucial figure in powering a generation of writers, entrepreneurs, startups, and companies across the globe.

Automattic is also the company behind WooCommerce, and Jetpack, among other products, with more than 500 employees working from more than 50 different countries.  In this illuminating conversation, Matt talks about his journey from open source developer to tech tycoon, revealing the entrepreneurial tools necessary to scale a company as large as Automattic, and create world-changing platforms for success.

Please enjoy our conversation with Matt Mullenweg. And remember to visit to enjoy access to a lifetime of learning, growth, and impact through in-person collaborations with world-class leaders, thinkers, and institutions.


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