Cloudup Joins Automattic

So excited to be able to share the news today that we’ve acquired Cloudup, an amazing startup that makes it super easy to share “streams” of images, videos, audio, links and more — instantly!

I’ve gotten to know the founders Thianh Lu and Guillermo Rauch quite well during this process, and couldn’t be happier to have them now as colleagues.

Like Automattic, Cloudup is also distributed (1/3 of the employees are outside the US), uses IRC a ton, and are involved in some massive open source projects including, mongoosejs, and expressjs.

Cloudup screenshot

Check out our announcement post on and the Cloudup post for more details and get ready for some seriously exciting stuff coming soon to your WordPress dashboard.