WP Engine, which hosts WordPress websites, announced it has 23,000 customers, up 130 percent during the past year.
The Austin-based startup now hosts more than 200,000 WordPress websites. And it has expanded its workforce and offices. The company recently opened an office at Geekdom in San Antonio. It also has an office in San Francisco. WP Engine now has 195 employees, up 150 percent in a year. It plans to hire an additional 25 employees this year in customer support, customer experience, development, sales and marketing.
“WP Engine has undergone unprecedented development as we continue to cultivate a work environment that creates extraordinary results,” Heather Brunner WP Engine, CEO, said in a news release. “We are focused on creating the best customer experience possible; as well as building our reputation as the company that the world’s best brands can trust and rely on. We continue to invest in new products and solutions as we grow our presence with the opening of the new WP Engine Labs.”
Its new customers include VentureBeat, Etsy, Arnette, Moko Social Media and The Humane Society of the United States. Its existing customers include SoundCloud and The Rolling Stones.
“Over the last year, WP Engine has expanded its seasoned executive team to include a high ratio of women in leadership roles. Fifty percent of the executive team is female, with 35 percent in management roles across all functions,” according to a news release. “WP Engine also joined forces with MakersSquare, an Austin-based software development boot camp and immersive education program, to offer a “Women in Tech” scholarship grant. Additionally, WP Engine regularly hosts and sponsors industry conferences including: Women Who Code, WordPress Austin, and the Affiliate Summit Meetup in Austin.”