Six Apart

Six Apart

company_name = Six Apart
company_type = Private
company_slogan = N/A
foundation = San Francisco, California (2001)
location = San Francisco, California
key_people = Ben and Mena Trott, Co-founders
Chris Alden, CEO
Anil Dash, Vice President
industry = Software & Programming
products = MovableType
revenue = profit Unknown
operating profit = unknown
homepage = []

Six Apart Ltd., sometimes abbreviated 6A, is a software company headquartered in San Francisco, with an international presence in Paris and Tokyo. It is the creator of the widely used Movable Type blogware, TypePad blog hosting service, and Vox, and the former owner of LiveJournal. The name is a reference to the six-day age difference between its married co-founders, Ben and Mena Trott.


The company was founded in September 2001 after Ben, during a period of unemployment, wrote what became Movable Type to allow Mena to easily produce her weblog. When version 1.0 was put on the web, it was downloaded over 100 times in the first hour.cite web
url =
title = Six Apart - History
publisher = Six Apart, Ltd
last= Trott
first= Mena G
accessdate = 2006-09-08


In 2003, Six Apart received initial venture capital funding from a group led by Joi Ito and his Neoteny Co., something which allowed the company to hire additional employees, acquire a French weblog publishing company, and unveil plans for what was to become its hosted weblog publishing system, TypePad. In 2004, Six Apart completed a second round of funding with August Capital, a move which allowed it to make acquisitions of other companies. In January 2005, Six Apart purchased Danga Interactive, parent company of LiveJournal, from owner Brad Fitzpatrick, who was named Six Apart's chief architect. In March 2006, Six Apart announced the acquisition of the SplashBlog camera phone blogging service. The combined user base is now over 7 million, and the merged company has more than 100 employees. June 2006 saw the release of their new Web 2.0 blogging platform, Vox.

Its CEO is Chris Alden. Prominent weblogger Anil Dash joined the company in 2003, as did the former head of Wired Digital Andrew Anker. Six Apart's Board of Directors consists of Barak Berkowitz, Mena Trott, David Marquardt, David Hornik, Reid Hoffman and Jun Makihara.

On September 6, 2006 Six Apart bought President Chris Alden became executive vice president of Six Apart and general manager of Movable Type. CTO Aaron Emigh became executive vice president and general manager of core technologies.cite web
url =
title = Six Apart Acquires Rojo Networks
publisher = Six Apart, Ltd
date = 2006-09-06
accessdate = 2006-09-08


On July 24, 2007, there was a major power outage in San Francisco and power was lost to Six Apart's colocation which lead to outage affecting all 6A services, as well as Craigslist and

On Sept 15, 2007, Chairman and Chief Executive Barak Berkowitz stepped aside and was be replaced by Chris Alden, who had run the company's professional software unit. [ [] Dead link|date=March 2008]

On December 2, 2007, Six Apart announced it was selling LiveJournal to SUP Fabrik, a Russian media company which had previously licensed the LiveJournal brand and software for use in Russia. [ [ news: LiveJournal & SUP ] ]


On April 21, 2008, Six Apart said it acquired Apperceptive, a New York social media agency, as part of its new strategy. It declined to disclose financial terms of the deal. It is also partnering with advertising agency Adify. Just as in an advertising network, bloggers will be able to sign up and participate in advertising campaigns managed by Six Apart. [ [ Six Apart: Will blog for food] ]


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