We’re excited to announce that Uncanny Owl has joined the WPBeginner Growth Fund. This means that we’re partnering with Syed Balkhi, founder of WPBeginner and co-founder of popular WordPress plugins including OptinMonster, MonsterInsights, WPForms and more. It also means that Uncanny Owl is now part of the Awesome Motive network of companies.
Why we joined
Ken and Ryan co-founded Uncanny Owl in 2013, and over the past 7 years we have grown the company to a team of 10 people with 8 popular plugins, a hosted learning platform product and a thriving consulting business. With so many products and significant growth this year, we found scaling difficult and we were pulled in too many directions. After working with Cory Miller for help planning our future, we connected with Syed and began to explore what a relationship might look like.
What sold us on the idea and benefits of a partnership were our discussions with current companies in the Growth Fund, including Blair at MemberPress and Steph and Steve at Formidable Forms. Both teams had only fantastic things to say about Awesome Motive and the growth, vision and work-life balance improvements that Syed had helped them achieve.
What this means for Uncanny Owl
Our participation in the WPBeginner Growth Fund program only began a few days ago. At this point our focus is inward—looking at how we can take our products, services and Uncanny Owl itself to the next level. We don’t yet know where that process will lead us, but we’re excited to find out! When we have anything new to share, you’ll hear it on this blog first.
About the WPBeginner Growth Fund
The Growth Fund was created in 2018 to invest in WordPress businesses and work with founders to optimize their products and processes. More information about the program and an application form are available at https://www.wpbeginner.com/wpbeginner-growth-fund/
We are still in the early planning stages of the partnership but will have more news to share over the next few months. If you have questions, we invite you to reach out to our team.
Thanks for your support!
– Ryan, Ken, and the rest of the Uncanny Owl Team