Facebook acqui-hires team from UK software startup Monoidics

Summary:Monoidics specializes in developing automatic formal verification and analysis software.


Facebook is bringing on some new talent as well as assets centered around software development.

The world's largest social network is in the process of acquiring the assets of and the team behind Monoidics, a U.K. startup founded in 2009 to develop automatic formal verification and analysis software.

The Monoidics team confirmed the merger in a statement on the London-based company's website on Thursday.

Here's an excerpt:

However, we have always looked for ways we could do even more, and when we met members of Facebook’s engineering team, we realized how much we have in common: a relentless focus on quality, a desire to move fast and try new things, and a passion for making an impact. Right away we knew this was our chance to take what we’ve built to the next level. Joining the Facebook team opens up a world of new opportunity for our technology and for our individual and collective scientific expertise.

Financial terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. The Monoidics team will be moving into to Facebook's "growing" London offices and join the engineering team there when the deal is complete.

The move marks another step for Facebook's evolving global strategy.

The Menlo Park, Calif.-based company has been steadily building engineering teams across the United States for some time now, notably in New York and Seattle. Facebook also established a temporary engineering office in Vancouver, Canada earlier this year.

Image via The Monoidics Blog

Topics: Developer, Enterprise Software, Social Enterprise, Start-Ups


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider, FastCompany.com, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for MainStreet.com, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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