Dries Buytaert

Dries Buytaert

Position Title
Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Acquia

Unit
Acquia


Bio

From: https://buytaert.net/about...

  • Co-founder, CTO and Board Member of Acquia

    2007 - current

    In 2007 I co-founded AcquiaAcquia helps enterprises build digital experience quickly, easily and with a lower total cost of ownership by leveraging Drupal. Our SaaS and PaaS products enable companies to leverage the power, flexibility, technical innovation and economic value of Drupal while simplifying the experience, removing the complexity and minimizing the risk.

    Acquia currently employs more than 700 people across 10 offices in the world, and has raised over $180 million dollar. In 2011, Forbes elected Acquia as one of the Top 100 Most Promising Companies. In 2012, Inc declared Acquia the fastest growing private software company in the United States.

  • Co-founder and CEO of Mollom (acquired by Acquia)

    2008 - 2012

    Mollom is an intelligent content moderation platform for the web. Mollom uses machine learning to evaluate the quality of user generated content to help organizations identify spam, profanity or generally unwanted material. Mollom has caught over 10 billion spam comments over 60,000 websites. We bootstrapped Mollom without external capital and sold Mollom to Acquia after 4.5 years.

  • Co-founder and President of the Drupal Association

    2006 - current

    The Drupal Association is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and advancing Drupal. The Association funds and operates the Drupal.org website and promotes Drupal through events and other marketing activities. Today, the Drupal Association is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and has about 30 full-time employees.

  • Founder and Project Lead of Drupal

    2000 - current

    In 2000 I founded Drupal. Drupal is a free tool for building customized websites quickly and easily. A huge international community has grown up around Drupal, with over 30,000 active contributors. Drupal powers 2% of all the website on the internet, and is used by organizations like Sony Music, Verizon, World Economic Forum, Al Jazeera, Time, White House, NBC, eBay, Harvard, MIT, and more.

  • Board Member of Inventive Designers

    2014 - current

    Inventive Designers is a Belgian technology company that builds software for multichannel customer communications.