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History

SilverStripe Ltd was founded in 2000 by three people passionate about the limitless possibilities of the web.

We take pride in being a locally owned New Zealand company. SilverStripe Ltd was founded in 2000 by three people passionate about the limitless possibilities of the web. Together Sam Minnée, Tim Copeland and Sigurd Magnusson brought to life the SilverStripe CMS. They shared a vision: to reshape business through the web.

Strongly believing that collaboration leads to better results, SilverStripe CMS was open sourced in 2006. This allowed developers and designers from around the world to shape and improve SilverStripe. Since this time a vibrant open source community has grown around the project and the company has expanded with offices across New Zealand, Australia and in the UK.

The company continues it's mission to empower great web teams by creating platforms for change. Equipping developers, designers and marketers with the tools to engage with customers in innovative ways across all digital channels.

About SilverStripe

SilverStripe CMS is an open source web content management system used by government organisations, businesses and non-profit organisations around the world. The CMS is an easy to customise power tool for professional web developers and easy to use for web content authors. With over 870,000 downloads and more than 20,000 members in the online community the CMS is widely known and supported.

The CMS is written in PHP and can be used within a Linux, Windows or Apple environment. SilverStripe was the first Open Source CMS to be certified by Microsoft, in May 2010. Tim Copeland, Sam Minnée and Sigurd Magnusson founded SilverStripe Ltd in 2000 in Wellington, New Zealand. In 2006 SilverStripe decided to release the CMS under the open source BSD license. The decision to do so was based on the idea that open source simply produces better software through the support and input of the community.

Code, content and design are separated from each other within the CMS, which makes teamwork more productive. Along with the CMS, clients can also use SilverStripe Platform to manage and support their application in the cloud. SilverStripe Platform is designed for organisations who treat websites and web applications as strategic to their business, and for the development teams who serve them. This is especially important for companies in which website downtime would result in major revenue loss.

SilverStripe Ltd offers highly customised web solutions based on the SilverStripe CMS and framework, with customers including local clients like Westpac, Meridian, AA, and Skinny Mobile plus a number of government agencies and local councils. SilverStripe has also gained traction overseas and was the platform of choice to run the US Democratic National Convention website that supported Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Today, SilverStripe has about 60 staff in its Wellington, Auckland, Melbourne and London offices, as well as partners throughout the world.