As we reflect on Hotjar’s origins, its journey since, and what’s to come in the future, we are so very excited to write our next chapter with Contentsquare. After sharing our just cause with Contentsquare’s leadership team, spending time together, and understanding each others’ visions for the future, we quickly shared in the excitement about how we can pursue our goals as one team, by bringing together our different strengths, perspectives and most importantly, our teams.
While the two companies will continue to operate independently from each other for the foreseeable future, we will immediately start learning from each other (in fact, we already have!). To the over 33,800 Hotjar customers this translates into a faster evolving product and accelerated research and development as we leverage Contentsquare’s technology and resources; such as their recently launched cookieless technology, their acquisition of machine and deep learning startup Upstride, and their recent $500 million Series E investment round.
Finally, it’s important to highlight what is not changing. Mohannad Ali will continue in his role as CEO of Hotjar, while I will move to a Strategy Advisory role to both Hotjar and Contentsquare – where I look forward to playing a key role in supporting the development of the group’s products, brand, and go-to-market strategies.
Hotjar will continue to be a 100% distributed team (staying true to our remote-native roots) and we are proud to continue our 1% revenue Giving Back pledge dedicated to Climate Justice.
As a final note, we reflect on how well the Hotjar core values have guided us throughout our journey these last seven years. We see our next chapter as a great opportunity to put you, our customers, even more at the heart of what we do, whilst being bolder, moving faster and continuing to challenge ourselves to grow. And while things will evolve at Hotjar (no doubt for the better), we promise to stay true to working with respect and gaining your continued trust with transparency.