Acquia Coverage

Acquia Adds 200 Customers in Six Months

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Web 2.0 Journal

Acquia, the enterprise guide to the Drupal Social Publishing System, today announced it has achieved significant momentum during the first half of 2009. Fueled by a committed Drupal community and the changing perception of open source within enterprise markets, Acquia maintains its leadership position in Drupal social publishing with record quarters in corporate and customer growth.

Mix and match: The perfect open-source Web commerce company

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The Open Road

Occasionally I get brilliant ideas about whom should merge with whom in open source. OK, so it's very occasionally, but I think I'll start sharing them under a "Mix and match" headline.

Forget Fantasy Football. It's time for "Fantasy Open Source."

Over the past few weeks I've spent a fair amount of time with the Acquia team, the company that offers a commercial distribution of the ubiquitous Drupal open-source Web content management system. Drupal is very strong in Web publishing and has an amazing community following, which makes it a nice pairing for two open-source projects/companies that help vendors make money over the Internet.

Assessing the Enterprise 2.0 marketplace in 2009: Robust and crowded

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ZDNet

Social software platforms, including services such as Facebook and Twitter, have become one of the primary channels for communication amongst consumers this year, even eclipsing e-mail in some parts of the developed world.

The same however, can’t quite be said yet for the workplace. While the adoption numbers for social applications are still impressive in business (about half of all large organizations), actual adoption and use is lagging significantly behind the non-business world as organizations take the time to assess a range of issues with enterprise social computing, including appropriateness, security, control, management methods, and roll-out strategies.

However, given the widespread interest and popularity in social tools these days, it’s becoming a pretty safe bet that you’ll be seeing them in some form on a workplace intranet near you. The question is in what form? The choices of social tools these days can be daunting and are only increasing rapidly, with new entries appearing weekly and existing ones being upgraded often. What’s increasingly needed is a detailed look at what’s currently available in business-class social software and how it sizes up, which we’ll try to do in high-level form here.

As we’ll see, since last year’s marketplace map, there has been a veritable explosion in social applications that are intended for use in business settings, both internally or externally. These offerings have a surprisingly wide range of features and so in this post I will explore one of the broadest and most important categories of business social software, Enterprise 2.0, in detail. I’ve also included a pretty comprehensive map of the marketplace for 2009 as defined by the products that are available today (or are highly anticipated and soon to be released, such as Google Wave.)

Drupal creator's startup, other firm, seek lead roles in open source

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Mass High Tech

If two companies launched here have their way, Massachusetts will become a double epicenter for open-source software. Two startups with Massachusetts roots are hoping to become the next Red Hat Inc. (NYSE: RHT) of their respective open-source communities, and venture dollars are chasing their efforts.

Acquia Inc. has closed $8 million in new financing — a story first reported on www.masshightech.com earlier this week, bringing to $15 million the total in funds raised by the company founded by Drupal creator Dries Buytaert.

Andover-based Acquia hopes to become Drupal’s anchor, proving the credibility and scalability of the open-source web content management platform in enterprise applications.

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Gigya and Drupal to make social media integration easy for site owners

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Social Media Portal

Gigya and Acquia unveil Socialize for sites using Drupal’s CMS

Website owners to integrate with social platforms including Twitter, Facebook, MySpace with Gigya Socialize Drupal module

Social technology company Gigya has teamed up with content management system (CMS) provider Drupal to provide social plug-ins for Drupal powered websites.

Gigya has unveiled ‘Socialize,’ a module developed in conjunction with Drupal’s social publishing system Acquia. Socialize enables site owners socialise their websites through major social networking tools including Facebook Connect, MySpaceID, Twitter and OpenID providers such as Gmail, Yahoo! Mail and AOL Mail. According to Gigya, sites that have enabled Socialize have seen site registrations increase by more than 30 per cent.

Acquia Secures $8M in Series B Financing from North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners

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Boston CityBizList

Acquia, Inc., the web's resource for the Drupal social publishing system, today announced it has secured $8 million in a Series B financing round from North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners. Acquia plans to use the funds for sales, marketing and additional product development to meet growing enterprise demand for the Drupal open source social publishing system.

Acquia offers businesses the quickest path to Social Publishing. Acquia's Drupal web content management and community tools give brands the power to engage audiences, participate in their conversations and provide those communities with a hub-all necessary traits businesses now need to keep their competitive edge. Drupal with Acquia's enterprise-grade services and support extends web sites at a lower TCO, for a fraction of the cost of proprietary legacy web content management systems.

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Matt Mullenweg And Dries Buytaert Probably Separated At Birth

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InformationWeek

When it comes to open sourced content management platforms and their creators, there's no question about the celebrity status that WordPress and its young founder Matt Mullenweg have ascended to. If offered an opportunity to interview Mullenweg about some news, I'd undoubtedly jump on it. But when I was offered the chance to do the same with Dries Buytaert, my initial response was "Dries who?" Once I realized "Dries, the creator of Drupal," I didn't hesitate (podcast below).

As I came to learn in the interview, it's as though Buytaert and Mullenweg were separated at birth. They were born only 6 years apart (The older of the two -- Buytaert -- was born in 1978 when I was a senior in high school). Both went on to create wildly successful PHP-based content management systems (Mullenweg did WordPress, Buytaert did Drupal). Both men open sourced those content management systems. And today, both are the founders of VC-funded commercial enterprises (Mullenweg's Automattic and Buytaert's Acquia) looking to capitalize on their founders' art and fame.

Drupal helps federal agencies make 2.0 Web sites

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Federal News Radio

The open source content management program Drupal is taking federal agencies by storm.

Tom Erickson is the CEO of Acquia, a company that facilitates the use of drupal for businesses and the federal government.

Erickson talked with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris on Tuesday's Daily Debrief about what the program actually does and how it might change the business of government.

"We call it a social publishing system. What a social publishing system does is -- it's a combination of a traditional Web content management system . . . and social media. When you pull those two together, it results in a lot of excitement in government because you can create a lot of transparency. You can start to create community. You can engage with constituencies. There's a number of things that you can do that you weren't able to do before."

Drupal solutions provider Acquia closes $8M round B

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Acquia , the commercial open-source software company that sells its own version of the popular Drupal content management system, has closed an $8M series B funding round led by North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners. Dries Buytaert, Drupal’s creator who now serves as Acquia’s CTO, says the funding will be used to accelerate the company’s existing support business, which is its primary source of revenue. The company also plans new products. One is scalable cloud hosting for bigger Drupal sites, which would handle both their Drupal and MySQL scaling needs. The other is Acquia Gardens, a software-as-a-service version of Drupal meant for smaller publishers who might currently use WordPress or similar software. VentureBeat’s current website developer, nclud, are Drupal fans. Nclud co-founder Martin Ringlein gave me a rundown today in which he said Development Seed’s Drupal-powered, open-source intranet package, Open Atrium , would be a widely adopted Drupal-based package. The competition? ExpressionEngine , whose imminent 2.0 release is expected to become widely adopted as an easy-to-use platform for building custom sites with social networking and e-commerce features.

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Drupal solutions provider Acquia closes $8M round B

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TechNews

Acquia, the commercial open-source software company that sells its own version of the popular Drupal content management system, has closed an $8M series B funding round led by North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners. Dries Buytaert, Drupal’s creator who now serves as Acquia’s CTO, says the funding will be used to accelerate the company’s existing support business, which is its primary source of revenue. The company also plans new products. One is scalable cloud hosting for bigger Drupal sites, which would handle both their Drupal and MySQL scaling needs. The other is Acquia Gardens, a software-as-a-service version of Drupal meant for smaller publishers who might currently use WordPress or similar software.

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Acquia Raises $8 Million in Second Round

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Acquia, a commercial open source software company providing products, services, and technical support for the open source Drupal social publishing system, has raised an $8 million second round, according to an SEC filing just filed. This comes after it received a $7 million first round led by North Bridge Venture Partners, aSigma Partners and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. The new money was raised from four different investors and will be used for working capital, the filing said.

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Drupal solutions provider Acquia closes $8M round B

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Acquia, the commercial open-source software company that sells its own version of the popular Drupal content management system, has closed an $8M series B funding round led by North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners.

Dries Buytaert, Drupal’s creator who now serves as Acquia’s CTO, says the funding will be used to accelerate the company’s existing support business, which is its primary source of revenue. The company also plans new products. One is scalable cloud hosting for bigger Drupal sites, which would handle both their Drupal and MySQL scaling needs. The other is Acquia Gardens, a software-as-a-service version of Drupal meant for smaller publishers who might currently use WordPress or similar software.

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Acquia secures $8 million in financing

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Boston.com

Acquia Inc. said that it has secured $8 million in a Series B financing round from North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners, two venture capital firms with offices in Boston.

Headquartered in Andover, Acquia is a commercial open source software company providing products, services, and technical support for the Drupal social publishing system. Drupal describes itself as an open-source content-management platform.

Acquia said it plans to use the funds for sales, marketing, and additional product development.

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Acquia Finds $8 Million For Development Of Publishing System Drupal

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Acquia, a startup that commercially develops and distributes open source content management system Drupal, has raised a whopping $8 million in series B funding led by North Bridge Venture Partners with Sigma Partners participating. This bring Acquia’s total funding to $15 million.

Acquia, whose co-founder and CTO Dries Buytaert created the Drupal platform in 2001, tells TechCrunch that the company will use the funding to help create and expand the market for Drupal in the enterprise world. Drupal hopes to expand its existing base of 200 subscription customers.

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$8M Second Round for Acquia

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Xconomy

Andover, MA-based Acquia, which sells a commercial version of the open-source Drupal content management system, has raised $8 million in new working capital, according to a regulatory filing published Friday. A spokesperson told Mass High Tech that investors North Bridge Venture Partners and Sigma Partners, who also participated in Acquia’s $7 million first funding round in 2007, were on board for the second round. First-round investor O’Reilly Alphatech Ventures did not return for this round.

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Acquia Gets $8 Million in Second Round Financing

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Ostatic

We've written about Acquia a number of times. Co-founded by Dries Buytaert, the founder of the Drupal content management system (which OStatic is based on), Acquia provides commercial support and services for Drupal. Now, the company has received an $8 million second round of venture financing from two of three of its existing investors, according to regulatory documents posted by the Securities and Exchange Commission. With Drupal growing like wildfire, and becoming especially popular with publishers seeking more economical content management, Acquia's total of $15 million of venture funding has it well positioned for growth.

According to this report, existing investors Sigma Partners and North Bridge Partners participated in the second round financing for Acquia, but not O'Reilly Alphatech Ventures, which was one of the first round investors. Acquia has a new CEO, Tom Erickson, who joined the company in March.

Commercial Drupal Firm Acquia Lands $8 Million More Funding

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CMS Wire

Show Acquia (news, site) the money, and it'll be nothin' new. The commercialized cure-all for the Drupal publishing system has raised a whopping US$ 8million in their second round of venture capital funding, according to a recent SEC filing.

The sizable chunk of moolah is just an addition to their nest egg, as the company scored US$ 7million back in December, during round one. First time around funders included North Bridge Venture Partners, Sigma Partners and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. Said Dries Buytaert, founder of Drupal and co-founder of Acquia, "The funding allows us to quickly bring together a world-class team, rent office space, buy equipment, etc. Starting a great company is not cheap, especially if you have big dreams and plans."

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Acquia Finds $8 Million For Development Of Publishing System Drupal

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Tech Crunch

Acquia, a startup that commercially develops and distributes open source content management system Drupal, has raised a whopping $8 million in series B funding led by North Bridge Venture Partners with Sigma Partners participating. This bring Acquia’s total funding to $15 million.

Acquia, whose co-founder and CTO Dries Buytaert created the Drupal platform in 2001, tells TechCrunch that the company will use the funding to help create and expand the market for Drupal in the enterprise world. Drupal hopes to expand its existing base of 200 subscription customers.

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Open source consultant Acquia nets $8M financing round

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Mass High Tech

Acquia Inc. has picked up an $8 million second round of equity financing from existing investors, according to regulatory documents posted Friday by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The round brings Acquia’s total funding to at least $15 million.

Existing investors Sigma Partners and North Bridge Venture Partners returned to participate in the second round. A third first-round investor, San Francisco-based O’Reilly Alphatech Ventures, did not participate in the second round, according to a company spokeswoman.

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Commercial Drupal Developer Acquia Raises $8 Million Second Round

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Washington Post

Acquia, the commercial developer of open source publishing platform Drupal, has raised a $8 million second round, according to an SEC filing just filed. This comes after it received a $7 million first round led by North Bridge Venture Partners, aSigma Partners and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. Drupal started as a hobby of Belgian developer Dries Buytaert, who co-founded North Andover, MA-based Acquia with Jay Batson, former CEO and founder of Pingtel. The company recently replaced Batson with a new CEO: board member Tom Erickson joined as CEO in March. The new round was led by North Bridge Venture Partners with Sigma Partners also participating, and and will be used for working capital.

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