Matt Mullenweg

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

Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

Travels From: California, USA

Matt Mullenweg is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Matt Mullenweg

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

    Speaker Fee Range: $50,000 - $100,000 USD

    Travels From: California, USA

    Matt Mullenweg is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Matt Mullenweg Speaker Biography

    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.

    Matt Mullenweg Keynote Topics

    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.

    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.

    Desde sus inicios en 2003, Wordpress no ha dejado de crecer y de ganar más y más protagonismo por todo el mundo, su facilidad de uso y posibilidades de personalización unido a una comunidad de desarrolladores incansable han hecho que 1 de cada 4 páginas web se realicen actualmente con su plataforma como base.

    En esta conferencia y de la mano de su fundador, el conferencista de negocios Matt Mullenweg, veremos cuál es su futuro y hacia dónde se centrarán sus esfuerzos de mejora. Esta charla tiene un gran impacto ya que muestra la tendencia que van a seguir una cuarta parte de las páginas web del mundo y más de 60% de las páginas que usan CMS. Matt detallará tanto desarrollos propios como plugins y futuras integraciones, tanto de Wordpress como de WooCommerce y Jetpack, sus otras empresas del grupo.

    Matt Mullenweg Speaking Videos

    Matt Mullenweg - Why working from home is good for business
    Matt Mullenweg - State of the Word