• August 6, 2014

SurveyMonkey Acquires Fluidware

SurveyMonkey, a provider of online survey platforms, has acquired Fluidware, a provider of online survey and application review tools. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Fluidware, established in Ottawa in 2008 by co-founders and co-CEOs Eli Fathi and Aydin Mirzaee, is the provider of software solutions FluidSurveys and FluidReview. FluidSurveys is an online tool that allows individuals and organizations from around the world to create fully-customized surveys, collect data from respondents. and analyze results in real time. FluidReview is a centralized solution that allows organizations to collect, manage, and review applications and submissions online, including scholarships, grants, fellowships, calls for proposals, and business plan competitions.

"This highly complementary acquisition will extend SurveyMonkey"s global reach, particularly into the attractive Canadian market where Fluidware is an industry leader," said Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey's CEO, in a statement. "We look forward to working alongside the talented Fluidware team as we continue to execute on our strategy to attract new customers, access new territories, and leverage leading technologies that help further our mission of helping our customers make better decisions."

"We are thrilled to be joining forces with SurveyMonkey, the global leader in the category and the creator of one of the first consumer software-as-a-service products," said Mirzaee in a statement. "As part of SurveyMonkey's unrivaled product portfolio, FluidSurveys and FluidReview will benefit from superior resources and support, including a proven management team with more than 15 years of operating experience. We will be able to accelerate and scale the development of innovative software solutions that empower customers worldwide."

SurveyMonkey intends to maintain Fluidware's office and infrastructure in Ottawa. Additionally, there will be no change in the location of Fluidware's customer survey or applicant data. It will continue to be stored in Canada and protected by the same Canadian standards that were in place before the transaction. Fathi and Mirzaee will each have a role in the combined company.

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