We are delighted to announce that we have signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading provider of web-based survey solutions. Wufoo’s form builder will join their family of products and Infinity Box will become a wholly owned subsidiary of SurveyMonkey. To help answer some of your most immediate questions, we’ve created this SurveyMonkey+Wufoo FAQ, which pays a little homage to one of our favorite video games from back in the day.
No Major Changes. Business as Usual.
The bottom line is that the service you know and love isn’t going anywhere. This new team at SurveyMonkey (and really more than any other company or investor we’ve ever talked to over the years) seems to truly understand and deeply appreciate both the dedication that we have for our mission and the unique approach that we have to our craft. You can actually expect it to be business as usual after today. You and your users can continue to rely on our services while expecting your forms, reports and data to remain safe and sound.
Just to be clear—SurveyMonkey is not interested in dismantling what we’ve built. Quite the contrary, actually. They want to nurture it and spread it as far and wide as possible. Our obsession with excellence and the personality of its delivery to you guys, our dearest friends, are traits that SurveyMonkey has shown to treasure and will therefore remain intact and constant. Yes, things will be different here from our perspective, but from yours, things will remain remarkably the same.
What We’ll Be Doing Together.
Currently, Wufoo’s popularity and focus has been concentrated in English speaking countries. With the help of SurveyMonkey’s resources and existing infrastructure in international markets, the Wufoo team is going to be able to leverage their help to spread Wufoo all over the globe—a vision we’ve been excited about for a long time. That means getting Wufoo’s service translated and working in multiple languages, extending our high caliber support to cover those new markets and offering billing and payment options in the currencies our international fans prefer to use.
Since we’re going to double-down on expanding into new markets, we’re also excited about taking advantage of SurveyMonkey’s knowledge in scaling infrastructure so that we can meet the growing demand for Wufoo’s services. They’ve got an amazing track record of running large data collection systems for some of the most demanding clients for over 10 years. That means thanks to their help and expertise we’ll be able to increase the performance and reliability of every single Wufoo form out there. It also means that our team will be given the freedom and focus to do what we do best, crafting sweet new features.
We’re all in!
And the reason we’ll be able to continue offering the excellence that you’ve come to expect with Wufoo is because everyone on the Wufoo Team is coming along for the ride. Each one of us here at Wufoo really loves what we do. We love our users. We love making software. And we really love the challenge of delighting one with the other. The great surprise for us was finding out that SurveyMonkey loves the same things too.
In fact, over the last two years, SurveyMonkey’s team has been undergoing a radical transformation—growing and building this amazing energy and momentum to do some very powerful things. Over the last few months, we’ve gotten to witness this energy and the vision that fuels it first-hand and it’s really something to behold. In fact, it was such a compelling and rare thing to see, that every member of the Wufoo clan agreed to pick up and move out west to California to be a part of it.
That’s a big change for us and obviously a decision each one of us didn’t take lightly. It’s an action that we hope you will see as a testament to our belief in this new venture. In the end, our entire team is in this together, dedicated and determined alongside our new friends at SurveyMonkey to continue doing what we love so deeply.
Thank You and Stay Tuned!
We are filled with so much gratitude for every person that’s contributed to our story so far. Our employees, our friends, our family, our investors and most importantly, the greatest users here on planet Earth, our very own. Thank you for watching us grow. Thank you for trusting us with your enthusiasm. And thank you for making what we do feel so fulfilling. Because of your support, our future is more exciting than ever and we can’t wait to show you what we have up our sleeves over the next few months. It’ll be something to watch carefully, for sure, because it’s going to be magic.
Chris Campbell, Kevin Hale and Ryan Campbell
The Founders of Wufoo