WP Engine Gets $15M

Austin-based WP Engine, the hosting company which focuses exclusively on sites running on the popular WordPress blogging software, has raised $15M in a new funding round, the company announced this morning. According to the company, the funding came from North Bridge Growth Equity. As part of the funding, Matthew Blodgett of North Bridge joins the company's board. WP Engine--which is led by Heather Brunner--offers up a wide range of hosting plans specifically aimed at WordPress installations. Brunner, who was previously COO at Bazaarvoice, took the CEO position at WP Engine in October. More information »