Web survey development company SurveyMonkey is set to open offices in London, which will in turn see the creation of up to 50 new jobs.
The opening of the new office will mark the Palo Alto-based company’s largest investment outside of America.
SurveyMonkey currently has over 14 million users, and allows people to create questionnaires, collect responses from a wider audience, and then analyse the collected data.
In order to capitalise on the success of SurveyMonkey in the business world, it’s launched an enterprise-focussed version – SurveyMonkey Enterprise. The new London office has been opened as a result of this new product.
Dave Goldberg, SurveyMonkey’s CEO, explained to Wired.co.uk that the UK government had encouraged the company to make the move.
“They’ve been very proactive and encouraging us to come here. We always would come, but the decision to come now and be aggressive in our hiring plan was motivated in part by the government showing such a keen interest.
“The Chancellor also called me personally to ask us to come,” Mr Goldberg said, before adding: “You don’t expect that level of interest from senior ministers.”
He stated that the considerable customer base SurveyMonkey had built up in the UK, and talented professionals in the city had also contributed to making the city an attractive proposition.
By: Kirsty MacGregor
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