SurveyMonkey chooses Sydney for first Asia Pacific office
21 May 2014
One of the world's leading online questionnaire platforms, SurveyMonkey, has chosen Sydney as the location for its first Asia-Pacific office, further cementing Sydney's reputation as a leading digital and ICT hub.
NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Stoner said SurveyMonkey is the latest global web giant to select Sydney as a base for their Australian and Asia Pacific operations.
"They join Google, Facebook, Twitter, Dropbox and a host of other leading global digital and online companies drawn to Sydney's vibrant, diverse and rapidly growing digital economy," Mr Stoner said.
"Sydney and NSW account for around 40 per cent of Australia's digital and ICT businesses and Sydney is home to around 64 per cent of Australian start-ups in this space."
Dave Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, said the Australian office will be the largest international investment the company will make outside of the US and Europe to date and is set to create around 25 jobs in market development functions over the next few years.
"Sydney is brimming with world-class talent," Mr Goldberg said.
The company was founded in 1999 with a focus on helping people make better decisions, and has built technology based on over 10 years of experience in survey methodology and web development.
Customers include 99% of the Fortune 500, academic institutions, organisations and neighbourhood soccer leagues everywhere.
Current Australian SurveyMonkey customers include Qantas, Commonwealth Bank, BHP Billiton, Foxtel and Hocking Stuart.