Backblaze Needs a New Office


Backblaze was founded in a small office where we planned to stay for six months. But we kept finding creative ways to cram more people in. Three years later…we’re bursting at the seams.

So it’s time to move out of our humble abode and move to…well, a slightly larger humble abode.

Do you have or know of a place that you would like to lease/sub-lease?

What we are looking for—in roughly priority order:

  • Located between Palo Alto, CA and Milbrae, CA
  • 1,500-2,000 square feet
  • Mostly just an open space
  • One conference room
  • Caltrain-accessible
  • Close to restaurants/walking-district
  • Good internet access
  • Funky

We are open to moving into a traditional office park-style building. However, Backblaze doesn’t exactly have a business suit and wingtips culture, so we would love a place with more character. Converted house or loft? Former car dealership? Amusement park? (Okay, maybe that’s going a bit too far.)

A space with a significant server room could be interesting, but is not a requirement.

Send us ideas for places to:

Thanks—perhaps we’ll be your neighbor soon.


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.