SurveyMonkey, the online survey company which was valued in a fundraising last year at $1.35 billion (€974 million), is poised to open an office in Dublin.

The business, which is led byDavid Goldberg, husband of Facebook’s chief operating officerSheryl Sandberg, is expected to create 50 new positions initially.

Ms Sandberg was instrumental inFacebooksetting up its European headquarters in Dublin. The operation is now one of the country’s largest technology employers with more than 500 staff.