Backupify Closes 2010 with Explosive Growth

Company Expands User Base Over 400% and Cements Leadership Position in Cloud Innovation

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--()--Backupify, the leading provider of online backup, archiving and export services for cloud-based data, today announced details of their dynamic corporate momentum and growth achieved in 2010. Over the course of 2010, as businesses and consumers moved more of their data to the cloud, they realized the need for an independent backup solution like Backupify. Backupify’s user base grew from 30,000 early in the year to over 122,000 by year’s end. This growth was fueled by Backupify’s continued evolution of its flagship archiving solution and by adding backup support for new cloud services.

“This past year we witnessed widespread validation of our service as users increasingly embrace the importance of protecting and controlling their sensitive cloud-based data,” said Backupify CEO, Rob May. “Backupify is well-positioned to capitalize on this momentum and to continue to provide users with the most comprehensive cloud data management solutions on the market.”

Additional milestones and successes achieved by the company in 2010 include:

Bolstered Market Leadership Advanced by Series A Funding and TweetBackup Acquisition

Backupify raised $4.5 million in Series A funding in 2010 co-led by Avalon Ventures and General Catalyst, with additional participation from Lowercase Capital and First Round Capital. This round of investment helped solidify the company’s leadership position by adding services for businesses such as automated backup for Google Apps and Facebook Fan Pages. The company also acquired TweetBackup, a popular Twitter backup service with over 20,000 users.

Corporate Momentum through Expanded User Adoption

Backupify currently offers two options for users seeking protection for their cloud-based data; free, social media account backup for services including Facebook, Twitter and Flickr, and a Google Apps backup account priced at various levels for the archiving, search and restore of all of a business’ Google Apps data. In addition to expanding the company’s overall user base by over 122,000 users, the company is now responsible for the storage of over 66 terabytes of user data—up from 2 terabytes on January 1, 2010, including:

  • Tweets: 136 million
  • Emails: 713 million
  • Pictures: 92 million

Innovative Product Releases Strategically Position the Company for Unabated Growth

Backupify broadened its appeal beyond consumers to businesses by releasing the first-ever automated backup and restore solution for Google Apps. The company also launched an independent backup solution for Facebook Fan Pages that cemented Backupify’s position as the most comprehensive Facebook backup service on the market. Additional product milestones and upgrades included:

  • The launch of PDF Book Generation for Twitter account backups
  • Transition to a more scalable platform able to support significantly more users and data
  • Addition of the Google Apps domain backup in the Google Apps marketplace
  • The launch of the Portal for Google Apps Partners and Resellers
  • The addition of encryption to all user data at rest on the Amazon S3 cloud

“The fourfold growth of Backupify’s user base is a leading indicator that the average cloud consumer is growing more sophisticated and more business-oriented,” said Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO of HubSpot and one of Backupify’s angel investors. “The cloud is a quickly maturing space, and what makes Backupify attractive is its obvious value proposition for companies and individuals that intend to use cloud-based applications for critical business functions. Serious cloud adopters can’t help but want and need Backupify, and 2010 proved that.”

About Backupify

Backupify is the leading backup provider for cloud-based data, offering an all-in-one archiving, search and restore service for the most popular online services including Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Flickr and more. Backupify ensures that users can access and control the data they entrust to these systems and prevents data loss from external threats, user error or service failure. Today over 100,000 users trust Backupify to protect 713 million emails, 92 million images and 136 million tweets. 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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Jeff Benanto, 617-758-4183

Release Summary

Backupify today announced details of their dynamic corporate momentum and growth achieved in 2010--Backupify’s user base grew from 30,000 early in the year to over 122,000 by year’s end.


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Jeff Benanto, 617-758-4183