Matt Mullwenweg in 2006, when Automattic, the company he founded, took its first round of funding:
Automattic isn’t going to get fancy SoMA offices, throw huge parties at SxSW, or “get big fast.”
I attended a kick-ass party partially sponsored by Automattic this year at SXSW, and I dropped by their new SoMA office space a few months ago. Doh! But to be fair, their growth wasn’t fast—it seemed natural. It’s just amazing how much three years of natural growth can change things!