How To Get Your First 1,000 Customers

This post by Backblaze’s CEO and co-founder Gleb Budman is the fourth in a series about entrepreneurship. You can choose posts in the series from the list below: How Backblaze got Started: The Problem, The Solution, and the Stuff In-Between Building a Competitive Moat: Turning Challenges Into Advantages From Idea to Launch: Getting Your First….

From Idea to Launch: Getting Your First Customers

This post by Backblaze’s CEO and co-founder Gleb Budman is the third in a series about entrepreneurship. You can choose posts in the series from the list below: How Backblaze got Started: The Problem, The Solution, and the Stuff In-Between Building a Competitive Moat: Turning Challenges Into Advantages From Idea to Launch: Getting Your First….

Managing a Remote Workforce

While Backblaze has customers all around the globe, the company itself is a pretty small enterprise with just over 50 employees. Many of those employees are actually remote. 75% of Backblaze employees work from the main Backblaze office (San Mateo), 15% are datacenter employees, and 10% working remotely full-time. Many companies that were the pioneers….

Building a Competitive Moat: Turning Challenges Into Advantages

This post by Backblaze’s CEO and co-founder Gleb Budman is the second in a series about entrepreneurship. You can choose posts in the series from the list below: How Backblaze got Started: The Problem, The Solution, and the Stuff In-Between Building a Competitive Moat: Turning Challenges Into Advantages From Idea to Launch: Getting Your First….

Steel To Tin: The First 10 Years of Backblaze

Today Backblaze celebrates turning 10 years old. Tin is the traditional gift for a ten year wedding anniversary: a sign of strength and flexibility. Getting to this point took not only the steel to make the servers, but tin as well. How things have changed: 2007 2017 Team Five Founders in a Palo Alto apartment….

Backblaze Begins: Celebrating A Very Special Anniversary

2017 is a milestone year for us at Backblaze: This year is our tenth anniversary. Our official birthday – based on our papers of incorporation – places that date in April. But January 15th was another important date: It’s when the work on what would become Backblaze first started in earnest. Brian Wilson, our intrepid….

Mixergy Interviews Backblaze CEO

Backblaze CEO Talks Entrepreneurship with Mixergy

Recently our fearless leader Gleb did an interview with Andrew Warner for Mixergy! The topic was entrepreneurship and launching a company without venture capital. The interview is about an hour and a half long, but we decided to write up a bit of a TL/DR version along with some key takeaways and time stamps. You….