Matt Mullenweg

Co-founder of WordPress. Founder and CEO of Automattic (WordPress.com, Tumblr, WooCommerce & Jetpack)

  • Matt Mullenweg`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Matt Mullenweg`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $50,001 and above

  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Matt Mullenweg`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Matt Mullenweg`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $50,001 and above

  • Travels From

    California, USA

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Why Working From Home is Good for Business

With the confinement of cities and even entire countries during the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, many companies were forced to send their workers home and implement telework in record time. Matt Mullenweg, a successful entrepreneur at various companies such as WordPress or ...

With the confinement of cities and even entire countries during the Coronavirus COVID-19 crisis, many companies were forced to send their workers home and implement telework in record time. Matt Mullenweg, a successful entrepreneur at various companies such as WordPress or WooCommerce, already had an organizational culture in place for years that effectively allowed its workers to work from home, with excellent results. In 2017, he sold the company’s offices in San Francisco because almost no employee used them anymore. Since then, all of his companies have a 100 percent distributed workforce. In this keynote, Matt will talk about the great benefits for workers but also for companies of adopting work-at-home models that foster flexibility and allows employees to effectively combine their private and work lives in our complicated and fast-changing world.

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Entrepreneurship: The Story of Wordpress

In 2003, when he was just 19 years old, Matt Mullenweg was already a pioneering blogger. When the developer of the software he used for blogging, b2, disappeared and stopped updating it, Matt decided to clone the program and improve it so that everyone could continue blogging...

In 2003, when he was just 19 years old, Matt Mullenweg was already a pioneering blogger. When the developer of the software he used for blogging, b2, disappeared and stopped updating it, Matt decided to clone the program and improve it so that everyone could continue blogging. And thus, WordPress was born. Today, almost two decades later, WordPress is responsible for creating 30% of Internet websites and is the undisputed market leader. Matt Mullenweg, now a multi-millionaire successful entrepreneur, will tell in this keynote his success story not only founding WordPress but many other companies that he has founded and are now used by millions of users around the globe.

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About Keynote Speaker Matt Mullenweg

Entrepreneurship and business speaker Matt Mullenweg is a renowned disruptor. He is best known for being the co-founder of WordPress, the most popular open-source blogging platform on the web responsible for creating nearly 30% of all Internet websites. An undisputed market leader. Additionally, he is the founder and CEO of Automattic: the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, and Jetpack. He also runs Audrey Capital, an investment and research company.

Due to his achievements, outlets like ForbesBloomberg BusinessweekInc. Magazine, TechCrunch, FortuneFast CompanyWired, University Philosophical Society, and Vanity Fair, among others have recognized Mullenweg for his leadership and success.

In 2019, Matt gave a popular short TED talk which went viral on Why Working from Home is Good for Business. That came after his decision in 2017 which made headlines in the news – he decided to close Automattic’s San Francisco office. The office was serving as an optional co-working space for its employees. But according to Matt, «almost nobody was using it anymore». Consequently, all of his companies have a 100 percent distributed workforce ever since.

Mullenweg is originally from Houston, Texas. There, he attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and studied jazz saxophone. In his spare time, he is an avid photographer. Nowadays, Mullenweg splits time between Houston, New York, and San Francisco.

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