Categories Asides Investment in OwnLocal Post author By Matt Post date October 19, 2011 3 Comments on Investment in OwnLocal Liz Gannes breaks the story that Automattic has made its first investment, in newspaper toolmaker OwnLocal. Share this: Related 37signals InvestmentJuly 22, 2006In "Asides"Loyalists vs MercenariesJune 29, 2015In "Asides"Munchery Eating the WorldJune 12, 2015In "Asides" ← Chatting with Dries of Drupal → Federated Media Deal 3 replies on “Investment in OwnLocal” Matt, Thanks for WP and everything else you do and have done to make the communication of ideas and expanding the freedom of speech via the Internet available and easy to use. I am personally invested in my “own local” network of sites on the Oregon Coast. I was in broadcasting, advertising, and newspapers before I switched over to learning the code and building sites, many with WP. It will be interesting to see what the OwnLocal toolmaker does. Thanks again. Best wishes, DJ […] that we raised some more money (perhaps from All Things Digital, GigaOm, Venturebeat, Vator.tv, or Matt Mullenweg himself). But this wasn’t just any round. This is what we’ve been calling a Series […] […] owners via local newspapers, as well as daily deals functionality. WordPress owner Automattic invested in OwnLocal back in October – giving WordPress a leg up into highly-local-social. Local has been difficult to […] Comments are closed.