Small Batch Lands Fresh Round. DealBook, 25 June 2009. Along with True Ventures, investors in the round include Twitter chief and co-founder Evan Williams; Caterina Fake, the founder of Flickr and Hunch; WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg; and veteran angel investor Ron Conway. Chris Sacca of Lowercase Capital, and Josh Felser and Dave Samuel of Freestyle Capital also participated.
“This funding is the next step in our plan for bringing real typography to the Web,” Bryan Mason, Small Batch co-founder and president, said in a statement (The New York Times).
The Code of Life. Juliet Waters, 14 December 2013. For every Amazon or Facebook intent on taming the world, there are any number of other tech companies vying to free it: open source firms like WordPress, whose co-founder, Matt Mullenweg, envisions expansion less like a bloated corporation serving the profit motives of a few and more like a city of interconnected developers and designers with varying skill sets.
Or gitHub, which runs an open source repository used by programmers to collaborate and share, with its flat organization model that aims to eliminate middle managers by trusting that every employee can be a manager (The New York Times).