Funding for CacheLogic, Automattic

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There were a couple of funding announcements this week totaling nearly $55 million, some of which could wind up being invested in infrastructure. Here are the details:

  • Automattic, the company behind the popular WordPress blogging software, has raised $29.5 million. Investors included True Ventures, Polaris Ventures, and Radar Ventures – all existing investors – as well as a strategic investment from The New York Times Company. The NYT uses WordPress to run its About.com network of information sites. Automattic’s Matt Mullenweg has more.
  • CacheLogic, a content delivery network using peer-to-peer technology, has closed a fourth round of funding of $25 million. The new round was raised from previous investors, which included Amadeus Capital Partners, 3i and Pentech Ventures, acording to Rafat at PaidContent. Cambridge, UK-based CacheLogic has raised about $50 million total.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.