Automattic Inc. is an American global distributed company which was founded in August 2005 and is most notable for WordPress.com, as well as its contributions to WordPress. The company's name is a play on founder Matt Mullenweg's first name. Automattic raised US$617.3 million in six funding rounds. In the last round, in September 2019, the company was valued at US$3 billion. The company had 1,273 employees as of September 2020. Its remote working culture was the topic of a participative journalism project by Scott Berkun, resulting in the 2013 book The Year Without Pants: WordPress.com and the Future of Work.