Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010 - 12:36
Things are heating up in the Drupal world as both CommerceGuys and SubHub raised venture capital money. We're still waiting for an official announcement, but word on the street is that CommerceGuys raised around 1 million euros to develop a number
Posted on Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 07:28
In this post, I want to focus on one of the most difficult questions for entrepreneurs raising money from investors: what is the right amount of capital to raise? We debated this question extensively in each of the three rounds of raising venture
Posted on Friday, December 3, 2010 - 09:37
Movember has come to an end, and soon I will remove the moustache that I groomed so carefully during the month of November. Before I shave, though, I want to thank everyone who sponsored my moustache.
The Acquia team, of which I am a part, raised a
Posted on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 09:56
To my surprise, a lot of people that I interview at Acquia don’t understand stock options or have never heard of it. This blog post explains what stock options are about. It is a very technical topic but for the sake of this post, I am going to
Posted on Monday, November 15, 2010 - 09:36
Last week in a restroom in New York city, I washed my hands inadvertently with mouthwash. It sounds silly, but it looked like the soap to me. The bathroom was so posh and the container it came in was deceptive: who expects to find mouthwash in a
Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 21:44
Each year, the 'Mo' (slang for moustache) and November come together for Mo-vember.
At the beginning of the month, I joined the growing club of modern gentlemen who believe in the virtues of fine moustachery, immaculate grooming and growing a
Posted on Monday, November 1, 2010 - 06:30
Exciting news today! We are announcing that Acquia closed $8.5 million in Series C funding. Combined with our Series A funding and our Series B funding, this brings our total funding to $23.5 million USD.
In the last year, our business grew by more
Posted on Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 12:03
Barry Jaspan and his wife Heather spent 20 hours creating this incredible cake for Acquia's Halloween party. Creative duo! Not only did it look great, it was yummy. Trick or treat!
Posted on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 - 09:40
The U.S. government recently launched a new Drupal website,RestoreTheGulf.gov, to provide information about the environmental catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico from the oil spill earlier this year and announced plans to phase out the current
Posted on Thursday, October 7, 2010 - 11:53
On our quest to offer the best possible hosting solution for large-scale Drupal sites here at Acquia, we recently added support for memcache to our Acquia Hosting platform.
For those that don't know memcache, it is a high-performance memory object
Posted on Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 13:43
The U.S. Department of Education just launched a new micro-site built on Drupal: teach.gov. At teach.gov you can learn what it's like to be a teacher and get the tools you need to launch your own career in education.
The site looks surprisingly
Posted on Thursday, September 23, 2010 - 09:40
Despite a great effort from many people, getting Drupal 7 released has proven to be a slow and arduous process. What remains is not trivial. The release of Drupal 7 is important to all of us, our businesses, and growing both adoption and our
Posted on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 10:17
We hit another milestone today: twenty-thousand sites have been created with Drupal Gardens. It was only two months ago that we hit the 10,000 sites milestone. Who would have thought that we would have doubled that number so quickly? This is
Posted on Monday, August 9, 2010 - 09:21
On Tuesday August 17, Acquia is sponsoring a day-long code sprint at our offices just outside of Boston. During the sprint, we'll concentrate on addressing as many of the core Drupal 7 critical issues as possible.
Moshe Weitzman and Stéphane
Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 - 11:24
This year in my keynote at DrupalCon San Francisco, I mentioned that the elephants are coming. Well, earlier this week Capgemini, one of the world's foremost consulting providers with 95,000 employees, announced a new service, Capgemini Immediate
Posted on Thursday, July 22, 2010 - 14:09
Today we’ve reached another important milestone at Acquia: Drupal Gardens is now in open beta. No more beta codes. No more waiting to try the service. Now anyone can access Drupal Gardens and create a free Drupal 7 site!
It’s been fun to watch
Posted on Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 06:29
There exists an interesting story about a man and a butterfly cocoon. It is about a man that found a cocoon, and brought it home to watch it turn into a butterfly. As the butterfly inside matured, it struggled to get out of its cocoon, but couldn't
Posted on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 09:03
I really only want two things for my website: (1) I want the software that runs my website to be high-quality and (2) I want my website's content to be high-quality. It sounds easy and straight-forward but I assure you it isn't.
I want the software
Posted on Friday, July 2, 2010 - 10:47
About 20 months ago, at Acquia, we began working on a hosted offering for Apache Solr, an open source enterprise search platform from the Apache Lucene project. Exactly one year ago, we launched it commercially as Acquia Search. Time and the public
Posted on Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 10:23
I pretty much spent my entire life in Antwerp -- 31 years to date. However, in just a few weeks, my family and I will be moving to Boston. Why?
Primarily, it allows me to reduce my travel and spend more time with my family. I flew 65,000 miles