SurveyMonkey, a venture-backed, web-based survey solutions provider, has sold approximately $444 million in equity to an investment group led by Tiger Global Management and CEO Dave Goldberg. The transaction is the first stage of a two-step, $800 million recapitalization that values the company at approximately $1.35 billion. The company will use the proceeds to buy back shares and retire the company's existing debt. An investment group led by Spectrum Equity Investors acquired the company in 2009, appointing Mr. Goldberg CEO and helping to grow the company through a series of strategic investments. The Palo Alto-based company's web-based survey solutions provide research tools to its clients, helping them make more informed decisions through feedback and increased accessibility.