WP Engine Secures $1.2 Million in Series A Round of Financing

. November 16, 2011 . 0 Comments

WP Engine, the WordPress hosting and security service for bloggers and small businesses, today announced the closing of their Series A round of venture financing.

The $1.2 M investment was led by Silverton Partners from Austin, TX, and includes angels Eric Ries, Loic Le Meur, Dharmesh Shah, Jeremy Benken, Bill Boebel, Rob Walling and others. Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, also participated with a strategic investment.
Automattic today also announced VIP Support for Web Hosts, a new partner program for web hosts that excel at hosting WordPress sites and blogs. WP Engine is the launch partner for the program.

WP Engine was founded to be the fastest and easiest way to keep your content or commerce-based blog up and running at optimal speed. Key features include:
Page-load acceleration
Top-tier security and immediate resolution of any breech
Scaling through spikes
Theme and plugin consulting
One-click staging and backup
Month to month payment without lock-in

New users with any size blog (even into millions of page views) can sign up for a 15-day free WP Engine trial at http://wpengine.com/pricing/. Monthly plans start at $50 per month.

About WP Engine:
WP Engine is the premier, fully-managed WordPress hosting company. We serve 100,000,000 requests daily, each one carefully and continuously tuned for speed, scalability, and security. We’re beloved by hundreds of bloggers from huge, popular sites down to small company home pages who care about their SEO ranking and their users’ experience. Best of all is our tech support, where only WordPress experts answer questions.
For more information, visit http://wpengine.com/.

About Silverton Partners:
We are an early-stage venture capital firm focused on Texas-based companies. Our culture is people-driven which leads us to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who are committed to attacking growth markets with proprietary products or services. We are typically the first institutional and lead investor in the companies we back.
For more information, visit http://www.silvertonpartners.com/

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