SurveyMonkey

  • Thoughts on building a bootstrapped business Crunch Network

    Thoughts on building a bootstrapped business

    CEO Yaron Ben Shaul originally launched Hometalk as an engagement platform for customers of Networx, his lead-generation business for home contractors. That engagement platform has since grown into a social network for the “do-it-yourself” community. How did Hometalk bootstrap their growth and what is the future of the company and the DIY industry? Read More

  • DJI’s Cute $499 Spark Drone | Crunch Report

    DJI releases its $499 consumer drone, Unity raises $400 million, SurveyMonkey adds Serena Williams to its board of directors and SoftBank has a $4 billion stake in Nvidia. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Tennis star Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey’s board

    Tennis star Serena Williams joins SurveyMonkey’s board

    Serena Williams (yes, THAT Serena Williams) has joined the board of consumer survey startup SurveyMonkey, along with Intuit CEO Brad Smith. This is the tennis superstar’s first venture into Silicon Valley and, according to a SurveyMonkey spokesperson, came about at the suggestion of fellow board member and Facebook’s chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg. Read More

  • SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie: IPO, yes; 2017, not likely

    SurveyMonkey CEO Zander Lurie: IPO, yes; 2017, not likely

    On Thursday night, at a StrictlyVC event at SurveyMonkey in Palo Alto, this editor sat down with CEO Zander Lurie to learn more about the direction of the 17-year-old company, known for the roughly 90 million surveys that the outfit and its customers create for their various constituents each month (and whose average order volume is $300, says Lurie). I was particularly interested… Read More

  • SurveyMonkey expands into app insights after quietly acquiring Renzu, founded by Zynga alums

    SurveyMonkey expands into app insights after quietly acquiring Renzu, founded by Zynga alums

    SurveyMonkey has made a name for itself with cloud-based tools that let you build and analyze online surveys. Now the company wants to use its foothold in one area of market research to expand into another. Today, SurveyMonkey is launching a new business offering app analytics, specifically competitive mobile app insights. SurveyMonkey Intelligence — as the new product is called… Read More

  • More Than A Dozen Startups Pledge To Cover Breast Cancer Testing Costs Through Color Genomics

    More Than A Dozen Startups Pledge To Cover Breast Cancer Testing Costs Through Color Genomics

    Color Genomics, a genetic testing startup from a few early Twitter veterans, is using its deep ties within the startup community to get more than a dozen startups and venture firms to cover half the cost of breast cancer testing for employees. The company, which tests for the breast and ovarian cancer risk genes BRCA1 and BRCA2, is offering tests at $249. That’s more than an order of… Read More

  • Former Head of HP Enterprise Bill Veghte Is New SurveyMonkey CEO

    Former Head of HP Enterprise Bill Veghte Is New SurveyMonkey CEO

    When Bill Veghte, former head of HP Enterprise stepped down last week quite suddenly, nobody knew where he would land. Today we found out as he was announced as the new CEO at SurveyMonkey. SurveyMonkey board chairman Zander Lurie has been serving as interim CEO since former CEO, Dave Goldberg died suddenly in May while on vacation in Mexico. In fact, Veghte was a close friend of… Read More

  • Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO, Dies Unexpectedly

    Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey CEO, Dies Unexpectedly

    Silicon Valley and the wider world of technology are mourning the very sudden death of Dave Goldberg, a long time entrepreneur and investor, CEO of SurveyMonkey, husband of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, father and friend to many. The news was made public earlier today in a Facebook post from his brother Robert. Read More

  • Salesforce’s Ex-CMO Launches GetFeedback, A New Mobile-First Customer Survey Platform

    Salesforce’s Ex-CMO Launches GetFeedback, A New Mobile-First Customer Survey Platform

    Back in 2006, two enterpreneurs called Kraig Swensrud and Sean Whiteley started a business based around the idea that Salesforce could be used for more than just helping salespeople organise their accounts and targets. Kieden, as the startup was called, created an add-on for Salesforce that let users create and manage Google AdWords advertising campaigns, and in that same year, it was acquired… Read More