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January 29, 2020

Over Joins GoDaddy!

We are proud to announce that Over has been acquired by GoDaddy, the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs around the world.

Today is a huge moment for Over. I’m proud to share that Over has been acquired by GoDaddy, the company that empowers everyday entrepreneurs around the world. As part of GoDaddy, we’ll continue to offer and develop the Over app, while also expanding our capability to serve entrepreneurs everywhere with the impactful creative tools they need to succeed online.

Our goal has been, and continues to be, to empower people’s dreams through creativity.

In 2012, we founded Over on a simple, core belief in creativity and self-expression. We believed that everyone is creative, but that the tools built to express that creativity are too complicated.

We wanted to “build guitars, not violins,” as my co-founder Aaron Marshall put it. To build tools that were easy to use, and powerful. Ones that anyone could pick up and quickly express themselves like a pro.

I’m beyond proud to say that we’ve come a long way in accomplishing that mission. It is a direct result of the immense effort put in by our dedicated team over many years.

The theme of gratitude runs deep at Over. We say “gratitude is the glue” and we believe that as long as it’s authentic, you can’t overdo it.

I want to say thank you, first and foremost, to our users. You are the ones that have enabled us to succeed. The entrepreneurs who have taken a risk and set up shop, determined to change your lives or the lives of others, and trusted us with your content and campaign needs. We have been incredibly lucky to grow to more than 1 million monthly active users, and the stories of success we hear in reviews and customer feedback channels are the ones that most motivate us every day.

Joining Forces to Serve Entrepreneurs

GoDaddy’s focus is clear: to empower entrepreneurs with sage guidance set in intuitive experiences to name, create, grow and manage their ventures online. 

When we first spoke with GoDaddy last year, it was clear GoDaddy was aligned with who we are, who we serve, and how we can help people succeed online. When GoDaddy CEO Aman Bhutani spoke at the Websites + Marketing September launch event and announced to an audience of entrepreneurs, “We’re about what you’re about,” he perfectly captured their commitment to customers. One that mirrors our own. GoDaddy succeeds through the success of its customers.

“Go. Create. And make your own way in the world,” Aman said. This is his call to action for entrepreneurs, and it’s another way of saying what we’ve always strived for - to “inspire the world to create.”

Over will help bolster GoDaddy’s focus on enabling entrepreneurs and small businesses to look great everywhere online that matters via Websites + Marketing. Putting their website builder together with our best-in-class social content creator on the largest platform for entrepreneurs is an incredible combination.

The Over App – More Powerful Than Ever

While we work to integrate Over into GoDaddy’s Websites + Marketing suite, we will continue to keep improving the Over app. We will continue to develop new features and capabilities that enable Over users to stand out with creative visual content. And we will continue to provide the excellent customer service you’ve come to expect from us. 

Gratitude

Thank you to my co-founder Aaron, who single-handedly willed Over into existence and brought it onto the world stage, taking a chance on building something great in a far corner of the world. You are an incredible storyteller and the maker of an incredible storytelling tool.

To our 76-person team, you are truly exceptional. I can’t thank you enough for signing on and building this business. We’ve had our struggles and we’ve always persevered. No mud, no lotus. Today is testament to your capability and accomplishments. It has been the highlight of my career to lead you, and I look forward to many more chapters ahead.

To our investors, especially True Ventures and Om Malik, your support has been unwavering. You fully believed in us from the early days and consistently leaned in when we needed you. Thank you.

This is a story for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, about serving entrepreneurs. I can’t imagine a better fit for our next chapter than GoDaddy and I can’t wait to see what we’re able to accomplish together for our customers.

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Best,
Matt