First Round, Betaworks, And Angels Back Up Backupify With $900K
You backup the data on your computer. Why not backup your data on the Web? That’s the basic premise of Backupify, a startup based in Louisville, Kentucky that backs up all your data on services like Twitter, Facebook, Gmail, Flickr, WordPress, Blogger, and YouTube.
Backupify, which was launched last June, just closed a $900,000 seed round of funding led by First Round Capital. Other investors included General Catalyst, Betaworks, as well as angel investors Chris Sacca, Jason Calacanis, Andy Swan, and Bob Saunders. (Disclosure: Calacanis is our partner in putting together TechCrunch50). Prior to this round, the company raised $125,000 in seed capital last summer from HubSpot co-founder Darmesh Shah (who is also a co-founder of Backupify) and other angels.