Backblaze a Finalist for a Crunchie

Vote Backblaze for Crunchie Award

GigaOm, VentureBeat, and TechCrunch have gotten together again to put on the Academy Awards of the tech industry—the Crunchies. Backblaze is honored to have been named a finalist in the Best Technology Achievement of 2009 category.

Not sure if you have heard of the other finalists…one is a little startup called Google and the other some company named Microsoft. ;-)

Voting for the Crunchies ends this Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at midnight and we would love to have your vote. (It just takes a click to vote—no personal info or sign-ups.)

How Did We Get Selected to Be a Finalist?

Nominations from you and selection by the Crunchies Committee.

What Is the Technology Achievement?

A combination of the unlimited, unthrottled, back-up-all-data online backup service itself and the uber-inexpensive cloud storage hardware design we gave away.

So, What Now?

Vote for us! We promise to still be your friend after we’re famous.


About Gleb Budman

Gleb Budman is a co-founder and has served as our chief executive officer since 2007, guiding the business from its inception in a Palo Alto apartment to a company serving customers in more than 175 countries with over an exabyte of data under management. Gleb has served as a member of our board of directors since 2009 and as chairperson since January 2021. Prior to Backblaze, Gleb was the senior director of product management at SonicWall and the vice president of products at MailFrontier, which was acquired by SonicWall. Before that, he served in a senior position at Kendara, which was acquired by Excite@Home, and previously founded and successfully exited two other startup companies.