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One of the good guys finally won

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So you’ve probably heard that Wufoo just got bought for $35,000,000 (!) by Survey Monkey.

This bit of news was particularly salient for me because Kevin Hale, one of the founders, has been a regular speaker at FOWA since 2008.

The nice thing about Wufoo is that they weren’t one of those fancy-smancey Silicon Valley Startups. They got a tiny bit of funding a long time ago and since then they’ve just been quietly kicking ass (TechCrunch covered them once at launch, and once on acquisition). The product is awesome (we use it here at Carsonified) and they’ve built a profitable and respected business.

They’ve always been wonderful at UX and have worked hard to show real love to their customers. They’re the good guys. It’s nice to see a small web shop like this get a big financial win. Congrats guys 🙂

As a side note, I don’t think ‘winning’ as a company means getting acquired. I think Wufoo is awesome, whether they got bought or not. It just happens to be a nice pay day for the founders and team, which is always handy.

If the acquiring company were a bunch of dicks then this would be different. However, Survey Monkey is the perfect company to take Wufoo’s awesomeness and augment it with their cash, connections and infrastructure.

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