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500 Billion Dollars

That is an amazingly huge amount of money, and what is referring to? WordPress! From BusinessWire, WordPress Economy Drives More Than Half a Trillion in Revenue, New Global Study Shows: “To put the global WordPress economy in context, if WordPress were a country, its economy would rank 39th in the world according to an IMF […]

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Hopin Raises $400 Million Series C

The March 2021 equity bonanza continues with Hopin and its Series C. Fresh off IPO announcements by DigitalOcean and SEMrush, we see a huge influx of cash and multibillion dollar valuation of Hopin, the virtual event company which just acquired StreamYard. From the Hopin blog, Announcing Our Series C: What’s Next for Hopin: Now, more […]

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Goodbye Endurance, Hello Newfold Digital

The Clearlake Capital Group rollups keep rolling up. The announced acquisition of Endurance International Group (EIG) was completed February 10, 2021 for $3 billion. The interesting news is the creation of Newfold Digital, PR Newswire, Clearlake Completes Acquisition of Endurance International Group and Strategic Investment Transactions With Web.com and Affiliates of Siris; Announces Formation of […]

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The Host List

Following up on The Podcast List – not another list of hosting companies you think to yourself but wait, this isn’t a rundown of best WordPress hosting or top 10 managed WordPress hosts. All of the hosting companies below are ones I am actively using, evaluating, or have used . I’ll tell you which ones […]

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Anatomy of a Technology Partnership

What is a technology partnership? How is one created? What are the indicators of success? Why bother dissecting this topic, quite simply, smart and well executed technology partnerships – and I will focus on the WordPress platform and greater web ecosystem – can in the short term boost revenue, advance domain expertise, and create opportunities […]

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Press Release: WP Engine Appoints Jason Teichman as COO

WP Engine today announced it has appointed Jason Teichman as Chief Operating Officer. As COO of WP Engine, Jason will be responsible for overseeing the full customer journey of the business, driving strong operational excellence, global growth and amplifying the company’s customer-inspired culture. Source: WP Engine, 2020 AUSTIN, Texas – June 15, 2020 – WP Engine, […]

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WP Engine Posts from the Last Year

With WP Engine Summit/2020 in full swing, I thought I would pull out some WP Engine related posts from the last year. Interviews, podcasts, and acquisitions! Proud to have been a part of the team that is now Smart Plugin Manager (see the Perfect Dashboard acquisition). June 25, 2019: WP Engine to Acquire Flywheel August […]

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WP Engine in Kraków, Poland

While it’s probably not the most exciting or important WP Engine news in the world I have a very large soft spot for this office opening. Back a few years I was on the executive team of the startup that built the pre-cursor to Smart Plugin Manager. I’m excited for our new Kraków office to […]