The Company

By Joshua Weinberger  |  Posted 2003-12-01 Print this article Print

Ben Trott listened to his wife, and the result was Movable Type, tailored for creating online journals.

The Company

Headquarters: 66 Bovet Road, Suite 360, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 571-1709
Ticker: Private; one round of venture-capital funding.
URL: www.sixapart.com
Employees: 5
Business: Makers of "personal-publishing" software, the kind used to create Weblogs and maintain online content.
Founded: 2002
Founders: Husband-and-wife team Ben and Mena Trott are, respectively, chief technology officer and chief executive officer.
Financials: Not available
Products: Movable Type is the original software; a Movable Type Pro release is in the offing. TypePad, a hosted service intended for beginners, was launched in October 2003.
Market Share: Defining the market is tough—some bloggers install software on their own machines; others host with a vendor. But MT is often cited as the most popular of the former.
Competitors: UserLand's Radio and Manila; Pyra Labs' Blogger and Blog*Spot (purchased by Google in February 2003).

Assistant Editor
After being on staff at The New Yorker for five years, Josh later traveled the world, hitting all seven continents in a single year. At Yale University, he majored in American Studies, English, and Theatre Studies.


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