Moo.com, one of the most popular online business card printing startups, has acquired Flavors.me, a web service which allows users to create personalized digital profiles. Flavors.me currently has more than 500,000 users. The transaction includes the Flavors.me brand, technology and its entire user base.
Richard Moross, CEO of Moo.com, posted a press release on the Flavors.me blog:
“Hello we’re MOO.COM — and we love to print.
Yes — we’re a printer! (It’s just like the internet, only slower.) However, like you, we’re also passionate about great design — which is why we’re delighted to announce our acquisition of Flavors.me. But don’t worry — we’re not going to get all weird and start bossing you about. Just think of us as your mom’s new husband. The kind that buys you a car, obviously — not the kind that makes you call him dad (nobody likes that guy.)
We’re huge fans of Flavors — it demonstrates beautifully how the web has opened up great design tools for everyone. It also benefits from thousands of cool, beautiful customers (okay, maybe we do sort of want you to love us like we’re your real dad.) So we’re putting all our efforts into making it even easier for you to create an awesome-looking Flavors page.
We’re excited to start working together, so do drop by MOO.COM at some point and have a look around. And if you have any questions, please visit the Flavors help page — we’d love to hear from you.
Looking forward to a future of even more great design with you!”
The service will continue to run as before, and you can expect integration with Moo.com. The acquisition price hasn’t been revealed, but it isn’t likely to be very high. This purchase not only allows Moo.com to expand into adjacent verticals and provides additional cross-selling opportunities, but also expands its user base.