November 19, 2019 — Washington DC-based Matchbox.io, known for the popular voice apps Question of the Day and Kids Quiz on Amazon Alexa and Samsung Bixby, has acquired London-based Opearlo, known for the popular Find My Phone and Animal Rescue voice apps on Alexa and Google Assistant.
The acquisition solidifies Matchbox.io as a leader of content-driven voice apps for all ages on multiple voice-first platforms, including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung Bixby.
“At Matchbox.io, we’ve been focused on smart growth and expanding the interactive voice experience for millions of our fans,” said Joel Wilson, Founder and CEO of Matchbox.io. “Our acquisition of Opearlo and their impressive catalogue of voice-based applications will open up new opportunities to meet our mission of bringing high quality voice experiences to millions more users around the world.”
“I wish the Matchbox.io team all the luck in the world. It’s been a pleasure doing business with them over the past few months,” said Jess Williams, Co-Founder and CEO of Opearlo. “We are thrilled that Opearlo’s products will now be run by the Matchbox.io team, and are excited to see how they capitalise on their newly extended network of voice apps.”
With the acquisition, Matchbox.io’s portfolio of voice apps becomes one of the most diverse and most popular in the world, and includes Question of the Day, Find My Phone, Kids Quiz, Animal Rescue, Riddle of the Day, Animal of the Day, Three Questions, Guess My Name, and more.
Founded in 2017, Matchbox.io is leading the voice-first industry in creating high quality, engaging voice experiences on Amazon Alexa and Samsung Bixby. With a mission to help their users learn something new everyday, Matchbox.io’s team of experts have spent their careers in Data Science and Education innovation, designing meaningful experiences while analyzing trends, learning from consumers, and providing vision for the future. Matchbox.io’s voice apps are regularly featured on “Top 10” lists by media outlets such as CNBC, USA Today, and Common Sense.
Contact: Sarah Andrew Wilson, Chief Content Officer at Matchbox.io, at firstname.lastname@example.org.