Backblaze Selected as “Best of the Best”

Venture Summit Ritz Carlton

After being selected as one of the AlwaysOn Global Top 250 Private Companies in July, Backblaze was selected as one of the 14 “Best of the Best” and asked to present at the AlwaysOn Venture Summit West.

Backblaze was initially selected based on “innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.”

Held at the Ritz Carlton in lovely Half Moon Bay and packed with investors, analysts, media, and startup CEOs, there was significant discussion about the economic uncertainty and how current companies can thrive in it. We appreciate having been selected as one of the best global private companies and intend to continue our mission to ensure no user ever loses data again.


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.