SurveyMonkey is preparing to go public this year, people familiar with the company's plans told Recode.

The 19-year-old polling company was last valued at $2 billion and is advised by prominent tech executives including Sheryl Sandberg and Brad Smith. It reportedly expects to select underwriters for the IPO in the next few months.

SurveyMonkey has not issued a comment on its plans, but a public offering would be one of the most closely watched of 2018.

The company was founded in 1999 by Sandberg's husband Dave Goldberg, who died in 2015. Goldberg was succeeded as CEO by Bill Veghte before Zander Lurie took the helm in 2016. SurveyMonkey says about 3 million people use its platform daily to ask questions and collect data. It has more than 650 employees throughout North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region.

SurveyMonkey would be just one of several highly-anticipated IPOs this year. Airbnb and Spotify, which were last valued at $31 billion and $19 billion respectively, are among the heavyweights expected to go public in 2018. Other billion-dollar companies on the list include Dropbox, WeWork, and Warby Parker.

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Published on: Jan 18, 2018