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WordPress 5.4 arrives with new blocks, 14% faster editor, and privacy improvements

WordPress 5.4 arrives with new blocks, 14% faster editor, and privacy improvements

WordPress.org has launched WordPress 5.4 with new blocks, clearer navigation, a faster editor, privacy improvements, and developer additions.
Coronavirus: Sorry, but Working From Home is Overrated

Coronavirus: Sorry, but Working From Home is Overrated

Home-cooked lunches and no commuting while we deal with coronavirus can’t compensate for what’s lost in creativity.
Coronavirus: Sorry, but Working From Home is Overrated

Coronavirus: Sorry, but Working From Home is Overrated

Home-cooked lunches and no commuting while we deal with coronavirus can’t compensate for what’s lost in creativity.
Coronavirus: Sorry, but Working From Home is Overrated

Coronavirus: Sorry, but Working From Home is Overrated

Home-cooked lunches and no commuting while we deal with coronavirus can’t compensate for what’s lost in creativity.
Coronavirus: Sorry, but Working From Home is Overrated

Coronavirus: Sorry, but Working From Home is Overrated

Home-cooked lunches and no commuting while we deal with coronavirus can’t compensate for what’s lost in creativity.
Strattic raises $6.5M to bring static WordPress to the masses

Strattic raises $6.5M to bring static WordPress to the masses

WordPress remains the juggernaut of content management systems, even though it now often gets used in ways it was never intended. And with that, managing the life cycle of WordPress sites has only

New Early Stage speakers to talk fundraising strategies, growth marketing and PR

TC Early Stage SF goes down on April 28, and we are getting pretty damn excited about it! The show will bring together 50+ experts across startup core competencies, such as fundraising, operations and
WordPress 5.3 arrives with block editor improvements, new theme, and automatic image rotation

WordPress 5.3 arrives with block editor improvements, new theme, and automatic image rotation

WordPress.org has launched WordPress 5.3 with block editor improvements, more design flexibility, Twenty Twenty theme, automatic image rotation, and more.

Salesforce Ventures invested $300M in Automattic while Salesforce was building a CMS

In September, Salesforce Ventures, the venture of arm of Salesforce, announced a hefty $300 million investment in Automattic, the company behind WordPress, the ubiquitous content management system
Automattic nabs Vivint CFO to chase steep revenue growth

Automattic nabs Vivint CFO to chase steep revenue growth

WordPress.com parent Automattic has hired Vivint's CFO to transform into a company that generates "tens of billions" of dollars in revenue.
How to sell a startup for a $1B, Automattic, WeWork craziness, Kobalt, Netflix, Blackstone, and ClimateTech

How to sell a startup for a $1B, Automattic, WeWork craziness, Kobalt, Netflix, Blackstone, and ClimateTech

Editor’s Note Apologies for not getting this roundup newsletter out on Saturday — I was on vacation this weekend. So this newsletter covers the back half of last week and the first half of this week,
Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

In this week's newsletter: Airbnb, WeWork and Postmates prep IPOs.
A good onboarding experience for new hires requires two key things

A good onboarding experience for new hires requires two key things

Successful onboarding is worth the investment.

How Automattic wants to build the operating system of the web

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce, Longreads, Simplenote and soon Tumblr, is now worth $3 billion. But its founder and CEO Matt Mullenweg has a bigger goal. He wants to make
Daily Crunch: Automattic raises $300M

Daily Crunch: Automattic raises $300M

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Automattic raises $300 million at $3 billion valuation from Salesforce Ventures

Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce and soon Tumblr, has closed a $300 million funding round at a $3 billion post-money valuation. The Series D round has a single investor,
WordPress.com parent Automattic raises $300 million from Salesforce at a $3 billion valuation

WordPress.com parent Automattic raises $300 million from Salesforce at a $3 billion valuation

WordPress.com parent Automattic has raised $300 million in funding from Salesforce Ventures, giving it a post-funding valuation of $3 billion.
Every manager needs the magic of a work BFF

Every manager needs the magic of a work BFF

When your job gets harder, data shows the best thing you can do is make a friend.
Y Combinator Demo Day, revenue-based VC funding, Pivotal, Dell, Tumblr, WeWork, and more

Y Combinator Demo Day, revenue-based VC funding, Pivotal, Dell, Tumblr, WeWork, and more

Editor’s note Due to bad travel logistics (thanks SFO), I wasn’t able to get the mid-week edition of the Extra Crunch roundup newsletter out. Sorry about that. Instead, here is everything we published
What’s Next for Tumblr?

What’s Next for Tumblr?

Tumblr has a new owner who wants it to remain a happy home for weirdos.