Six Apart

Address
548 4th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone 415 344 0056
Employees: 100+
CEO: Christopher Alden

http://www.sixapart.com

Profile

SixApart develops popular software for bloggers called TypePad. The subscription-based service starts at $4.95 per month and includes templates and storage space that allows users to create their own blogs.

The company also offers a blog publishing platform called Movable Type which is aimed at businesses and corporate users. Pricing starts at $149.95. Hosted blog services are offered in partnership with Yahoo.

The company also owns Vox, a free personal blogging service.

SixApart announced it would sell LiveJournal, its social networking site, to Russian firm SUP in December for an undisclosed amount. LiveJournal will continue to operate in San Francisco.

SixApart has headquarters in San Francisco with offices in Europe and Japan.

History

Mena Trott founded the company with her husband Ben after the small web design studio they worked for closed in Sept. 2001. The couple developed their own weblogging software Movable Type which was first available for download on Oct. 8, 2001. Within an hour of the software's introduction, 100 people had downloaded it from the company's site.

In April 2003, Six Apart launched TypePad. In July 2004, the company acquired UBlog, a French weblogging service.

In January 2005, SixApart acquired Danga Interactive, the makers of LiveJournal, a popular social-networking site.

The company has received more than $10 million in funding from investors including August Capital.


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