Away from keyboard

Some of the best ideas come from casual conversations. Take this chat I had with my friend Matt Mullenweg, founder and CEO of Automattic and co-creator of WordPress. We were talking about his company’s early embrace of distributed company culture and remote working. That has helped the company scale to more than 1,000 people, and … Continue reading Away from keyboard

At home we work: Some thoughts on working from home and remote work

In 2006, I started a blog called, WebWorkerDaily. As an early believer in the power of broadband and the disruptive nature of the networks, I sensed that the future of work was distributed. As it turned out, I wasn’t alone. The site attracted many fellow believers, so-called digital nomads, and became host to fun and lively … Continue reading At home we work: Some thoughts on working from home and remote work

Salesforce Ventures has invested $300 million in Automattic, a company that was started by Matt Mullenweg, a close friend. Our firm, True Ventures, is the earliest backer of Automattic. I am delighted to see two of my favorite people, Bret Taylor (now at Salesforce) and Matt, will get to engage more often. Matt shared his thoughts about the investment, and what it means for Automattic and WordPress, the open-source software platform that now runs 34 percent of the web. Congrats team Automattic and Matt. (Also, TechCrunch interviewed Matt and is worth a read.)