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Online Backup Firm Backupify Adds 2 Key Executives

Cliff Boodoosingh, Editor-in-Chief on January 13, 2012
Leading provider of backup solutions for cloud application data adds two key executives and raises an additional $5 million to support rapid growth

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Backupify, the leading provider of online backup services for web-based application data, announced today that the company has added two senior executives to further accelerate the company's growth.

In December the company named David Block as Vice President of Engineering. Block brings more than 20 years of technical, management and design experience in the software industry. He played an integral role in building five successful software companies including ChoiceStream and most recently, JAZD Markets where he was a founder and VP of Engineering.

Also in December, Rob Stevens was named Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Stevens has more than 15 years of experience building technology companies, including most recently Kiva Systems where he held a variety of senior roles as the company grew from 20 people to more than 250 over six years.

"2011 was a great year for Backupify - we grew to over 3000 business customers and more than 200TB of data protected, while adding significant new product features," said Rob May, Founder and CEO of Backupify. "The addition of David and Rob to the management team makes me that much more confident that we will be able to support our exponential growth trajectory."

These hires expand the leadership of the company as it supports the growing number of firms moving critical data to web applications. In addition to the new executives, the company has added team members across the board, including roles in engineering, support, sales, and marketing.

To aid the company in managing its growth, Backupify also added leadership to the board of directors and board of advisors. Working with executive search firm Ignition Talent Group, Backupify identified and appointed Alex Chriss from Intuit Inc. to its board of directors and to further bolster a solid roster of industry veterans, Chris Litster from Constant Contact joined as the company's newest advisor.

The company also raised additional investment to fuel its growth.

In September, the company announced a $5 million Series B Round led by Avalon Ventures with additional participation from General Catalyst and Lowercase Capital. In combination with Series A and seed funding, the company has raised $10.4 million.

"Backupify is delivering on the vision of helping organizations take advantage of cloud services while maintaining control of their data," said Rich Levandov, partner at Avalon Industries. "As the demand for web applications grows, we see Backupify in a great position to be the leader in data protection and control."

For more information on Backupify, visit .

About BackupifyBackupify is the leading provider of online backup solutions for data stored in web applications, offering an all-in-one archiving, search and restore service for the most widely-used online services including Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Flickr and more. Backupify ensures that businesses can access and control the data they entrust to these systems and prevents data loss from external threats, user error or service failure. Backupify was founded in 2008 and is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For more information, please visit or follow @Backupify on Twitter.

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