Pagely acquired by Arizona unicorn GoDaddy

Arizona unicorn

Pagely, a WordPress hosting and support service for enterprise, public sector and media companies, has been acquired by GoDaddy, an all-in-one website building platform and one of Arizona’s most successful tech startups. 

The companies haven’t disclosed the terms of the deal, but both companies are excited about the acquisition.

“Pagely possesses the platform, expertise and reputation to help us extend that mission to the WooCommerce ecosystem, creating the next generation of managed commerce,” said GoDaddy President Osama Bedier.

GoDaddy plans to use Pagely’s platform and cloud resources to build a WooCommerce SaaS platform designed to provide quality services like site reliability, scalability and security, among other things. WooCommerce, a leading open-source eCommerce software, is used by 94% of WordPress eCommerce stores. 

Tucson-based Pagely is confident it can live up to the challenge. 

“We proved our way worked as a revenue funded, successfully founder-led company sticking to our core values — that employees and customers are the most important stakeholders. GoDaddy is investing in that ethos today,” said Sally Boldt-Strebel, co-founder and COO of  Pagely. 

Meanwhile, the deal also allows for Pagely to continue to offer its Managed WordPress services.

“Pagely gets to do more of what we’re good at. More of the things our customers love, with the greater operational scale and vast product catalog provided by GoDaddy,” said Joshua Strebel, co-founder and CEO of Pagely. “We look forward to helping bring this new WooCommerce specific platform to market and continuing to be a leader in the vibrant WordPress ecosystem.”