Automattic, Inc. is a web development company founded in August 2005. It is most notable for WordPress.com (a free blogging service), as well as its contributions to WordPress (open source blogging software).
We also make WooCommerce, and Jetpack for WordPress (which bundles a number of social improvements to the WordPress core software as a single plugin), along with a bunch of other awesome products like VaultPress, Akismet, CloudUp, Simplenote, among others.
Automattic is the ultimate distributed company with over 500 employees spread across the world. Automattic is led by CEO Matt Mullenweg.