WordPress parent surprise to raise $160 million m, entering the billionaire club


before many rumors, has issued a variety of network tools such as WordPress surprise.

today surprise CEO Matt Mullenweg confirmed that created nine years had been raised $160 million in the enterprise, the total value of $1.16 billion. Financing results significantly than before the media estimated to be more optimistic.

this by Insight Venture Partners, led, Chris Sacca and Endurance investors to vote. Is the company’s last round of financing in 2008, raising $12 million at that time.

22% of the world’s current site use WordPress structures, construction site hunting cloud network is also based on WordPress open source. WordPress on the one hand to the high-level customers with premium services, in addition to maintain the open source community. Its success lies in the well.

it is important to note that surprise the valuation and yahoo acquisition price is very close to the terms of bursts.

of course, surprise, not just a WordPress platform, it also including some rich network offering tools, in addition also recently.