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Tesla Motors Brings the Roadster to Acquia

Acquia and Tesla Accelerating at Top Speeds

Woburn, Mass. – January 13, 2011 – Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, announced today it will be hosting a Tesla Roadster test-drive event at its Woburn, Mass. facility on January 14, 2011. Both Acquia and Tesla Motors – maker of the only electric sports car in the world – are on the road to success and share a passion for delivering innovative and groundbreaking new products.

Acquia Announces Phenomenal Growth in 2010

Year-end results propel the company to new heights

Woburn, MA – January 11, 2011 – Acquia, the enterprise guide to Drupal, today announced phenomenal growth in 2010, more than doubling the number of employees and achieving 5X revenue growth year over year. Leveraging the innovation and cost savings potential of open source Drupal, Acquia’s comprehensive Drupal support and cloud services are helping companies build extraordinary web experiences.

Acquia 2010 retrospective

Yesterday I shared my 2010 retrospective on Drupal along with some predictions for the new year. Today, I want to recap Acquia's accomplishments in 2010, just like I did last year with my 2009 Acquia retrospective.

Building blocks of a scalable web crawler

I recently had the pleasure of serving as a thesis advisor on a work by Marc Seeger, who was completing a portion of his requirements for a Master of Science in Computer Science and Media at Stuttgart Media University. Marc's thesis was titled "Building blocks of a scalable web crawler".

It’s almost here - 77 days and counting until DrupalCon Chicago

This year's DrupalCon Chicago event is shaping up to be the best ever; there are session proposals from top Drupalists around the country, Drupal 7 will be GA when we meet and well what’s more fun than winter in the windy city.

Playing with New Relic on Acquia Hosting

During the past month, I've been trying New Relic on my personal blog. New Relic is a performance management tool. It can help to monitor, debug and optimize a site. It includes features like slow page request analysis, slow database query analysis, error tracking, scalability analysis, performance alerts, weekly e-mail reports, up-time monitoring and even very specialized features like Apache Solr profiling. It's a bundle of developer goodies that can be used on live production websites.

Drupal benefits from venture capital

Things are heating up in the Drupal world as both CommerceGuys and SubHub raised venture capital money. We're still waiting for an official announcement, but word on the street is that CommerceGuys raised around 1 million euros to develop a number of e-commerce products and services for Drupal.

The right amount of venture capital to raise

In this post, I want to focus on one of the most difficult questions for entrepreneurs raising money from investors: what is the right amount of capital to raise? We debated this question extensively in each of the three rounds of raising venture capital at Acquia. It's particularly a tricky question for people like me who are relatively new to venture capital. I spent plenty of time thinking about this and talked about it with numerous successful entrepreneurs that have raised money before.

We raised a whopping $23,500 for Movember

Movember has come to an end, and soon I will remove the moustache that I groomed so carefully during the month of November. Before I shave, though, I want to thank everyone who sponsored my moustache.

Acquia Raises More Than $17,500 for the Movember Foundation

Acquia employees join forces to help fight men’s cancers

Woburn, MA – December 1, 2010 – Acquia, the company accelerating the adoption of open source social publishing, today announced, it has raised more than $17,500 for the Movember Foundation. At release time Acquia’s team Fu ManDrupal’s is ranked number 32 nationally of more than 100 teams. The funds raised through Movember’s US campaign benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) and LIVESTRONG, the Lance Armstrong Foundation.

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