The CompanyBy Joshua Weinberger | Posted 2003-12-01 Print
Ben Trott listened to his wife, and the result was Movable Type, tailored for creating online journals.
Headquarters: 66 Bovet Road, Suite 360, San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 571-1709
Ticker: Private; one round of venture-capital funding.
Business: Makers of "personal-publishing" software, the kind used to create Weblogs and maintain online content.
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).
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