November 22, 2019

More than 27% of the internet is powered by Matt Mullenweg’s creation. Matt is the Founder and CEO of Automatic, the parent company of WordPress. At age 33, he’s a tech powerhouse yet he remains humble and willing to share his learnings along his journey. In this episode Matt shares takeaways from growing his company, tips on when to consider raising money and the filters questions he uses when making various business decisions.

Show Notes:

  • Matt shares a Why Not Now? moment that became a defining point in the growth of his company.
  • What questions to ask yourself if you’re considering fundraising for your company and taking on investors.
  • How Matt chooses his business partners.
  • Matt shares something he does in effort to lead a more efficient and effective day.
  • How Matt keeps his mind healthy.
  • What is Matt reading?
  • What keeps Matt up at night?
  • Pirates or Ninjas, who’s tougher in Matt’s opinion?
  • What advice Matt would give to his younger self.
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We are excited to welcome Super Coffee as a Why Not Now? show partner. Super Coffee is fueled with positive energy, from the ingredients they use to their brand promise. Super Coffee removes the negatives like sugar and adds the positives like MCT Oil and Protein so that you can maximize your day. Head to drinksupercoffee.com and enter WHYNOTNOW at checkout for your exclusive 25% discount off all products in their store.


Thank you for the groovy show tunes Rock Salt Music and John Coggins and Richard Grewar. The Why Not Now? Show is edited and produced by Nik @ Big Coconut Media.

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