06 November 2016, India :
Web-hosting firm GoDaddy has acquired WordPress services startup WP Curve, a bootstrapped startup offering services and support for WordPress websites.
Kevin Pigman, SVP of Global Customer Care for GoDaddy, said, “With this acquisition, GoDaddy will provide best-in-class, 24×7 WordPress support, ranging from quick content changes, installing plugins, and security/back up. WP Curve aligns perfectly with our GoDaddy Pro strategy supporting the WordPress community and fills a critical gap between standard customer care and the fully custom WordPress developer that GoDaddy Pro or Professional Web Service offers.”
Founded in June 2013 by Dan Norris and Alex McClafferty, WP Curve provides WordPress users a central point of call for a range of services, including security, design, SEO, traffic growth, conversion and more. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed. WP Curve- which was self funded, and profitable- said it will help add managed WordPress services to GoDaddy’s current WordPress offerings.
Meanwhile, GoDaddy is also set to buy peer Host Europe Group (HEG) for $1.82 billion, including debt, as it seeks to expand beyond the initial set-up of websites.