Press for Backupify
Venture-backed Cambridge startup Backupify Inc. has acquired the 20,000-person customer list of a Swedish startup, TweetBackup, that provides web-based backup services for Twitter accounts, CEO Rob May said today. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but May said the company isn’t looking at acquisitions above “the five- and six-figure range.”
Facebook is forever. But it has to be, because it could be the law.
As business and government increasingly use Facebook and other social tools for official communication, creating a permanent record of what transpires there becomes as essential as filing taxes. Facebook just recently -- if only because of a privacy scandal -- created a way for individual users to download their entire personal profiles, including all photos, wall posts and messages.
Backupify was started in November 2008 in Louisville, KY. In April of 2010, we decided to move the company to Boston, and we officially opened our Boston headquarters in September. As part of the decision, we decided to focus solely on the three primary startup hubs in the United States: Boston, New York City, and Silicon Valley. This post is about my experience starting a company in the Midwest, and why I chose to move Backupify to Boston. [Editor's note: An earlier version of this post appeared on Rob May's blog.Backupify is a Cambridge, MA, startup focused on cloud-based data backup, archiving, and management.]