Backblaze was formed in 2007 and we went to work creating Backblaze online backup. We kicked off the private beta in June 2008 and in September we released Backblaze 1.0, five short years ago. Through it all Backblaze has been laser-focused on providing unlimited backup at $5/month. It wasn’t always easy, but we’ve managed to….
It was 12:10am on Black Friday. Dave sat clicking the refresh button on his browser; waiting for the page to reveal Costco’s Black Friday deal… Earlier in the day, Dave had signed up to be a drive farmer for Backblaze — a Black Friday drive farmer. He joined about 50 others who signed up to….
We started online backup service Backblaze five years ago, determined to help people never lose data again. I’m excited to announce that today we have a new partner, TMT Investments, and some extra cash to help us achieve that goal! This is awesome news for our customers who have come to rely on our service….
Five years. That’s crazy. I can’t believe that it has been five years since Backblaze officially started. While some work started before then, the company was officially incorporated in Delaware on April 20, 2007. When I think back to a few of us sitting in a one-bedroom apartment brainstorming about what we could possibly to….
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 is time to move out of our humble abode and move to…well, a slightly larger humble abode. Do you have….
In this post, I’ll share why I am publicly sharing this, exactly what happened, the details of our acquisition process, how we are moving forward, and what we learned.