Daily Crunch: Automattic raises $300M

TechCrunch | 9/19/2019 | Staff
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Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, WooCommerce and soon Tumblr, has raised new funding at a $3 billion post-money valuation. And the entire $300 million round comes from one investor — Salesforce Ventures.

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