NORTH ANDOVER, Mass., December 19, 2007 — Acquia, Inc. today announced it has secured $7 million in a Series A financing led by North Bridge Venture Partners, with additional investment from Sigma Partners and O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. The company plans to use the capital to create value-added software and network services around the popular Drupal open source web collaboration and publishing platform. Company founders are Dries Buytaert, original creator of Drupal, and Jay Batson, previously founding CEO of open source VOIP software company Pingtel.
“Watching Drupal grow from a personal hobby project into a thriving and passionate global community has been an incredible experience,” said co-founder Dries Buytaert, the open source Drupal project lead. “With Acquia now part of that community, we’re equipped to do even greater things together.”