wp-engine-logo-304-300x109WP Engine, the startup that specializes in hosting WordPress sites, announced Tuesday that it has received $15 million in venture capital from North Bridge Growth Equity.
The company plans to use the money to focus on its products and customer service, according to a post by Heather Brunner, the company’s CEO, on the WP Engine Blog.
TechCrunch broke the news this morning.
“The funding comes at a time of explosive growth for WordPress, which is now the most popular content management system on the Internet,” Brunner wrote. “Since our founding in 2010, we have grown alongside WordPress to power tens of thousands of websites and applications built with the WordPress platform.”
With the latest round of funding, Matthew Blodgett, a general partner at North Bridge Growth Equity, joined the company’s board.
“We are thrilled to partner with the WP Engine team as they build the next great platform company for the front lines of digital customer interaction,” Blodgett said in a news statement. “WP Engine has what it takes to win – a powerful vision, strong technology and a seasoned executive team with a track record of success. Together with their clients and the WordPress community, WP Engine is building a new breed of fast, secure, and reliable content management.”
Silicon Hills News did this profile of WP Engine in 2012. Last year, WP Engine moved out of Capital Factory into larger headquarters downtown.