Backblaze Presenting at FailCon ’10


FailCon takes place on Monday and if you haven’t signed up yet, I highly recommend you sign up now. (Use the code “20backblaze” to get 20% off your FailCon admission.)

You can attend a conference every day in Silicon Valley. Many would be interesting, entertaining, and provide an opportunity to network. But FailCon is different.

FailCon is all about learning from each others’ mistakes in order to achieve success.

Last year, Backblaze demo’ed at FailCon ’09 and when possible I would sneak away from our demo area to listen to the speakers. Most were candid in sharing what didn’t work, what they learned, and how to do it better. I wish I could have been there to listen to every speaker.

This year, FailCon ’10 has a great lineup of speakers with leaders from Twitter, Foursquare, FriendFeed, Zappos, and many others. On the “Navigating the Exit” panel I’ll also share what we learned from almost getting acquired.

If you are, or intend to be, a founder or leader in a startup, come to this event. And if you want to meet there, email me at or Tweet at me.


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.