Hello, San Mateo! Our New Office Home

Office Team

After almost four years in our original office in downtown Palo Alto, it was time to accept that we just couldn’t keep stuffing people in the space.

Now, I’m thrilled to say that we have found and moved into a fantastic new office!

Thank you to all that responded to our request for office suggestions. Also, a special thank you to Hal Rucker who gave us the tip about the space we actually chose.

How does our office meet our initial criteria?

Located between Palo Alto, CA and Milbrae, CA
1500-2000 square feet
Same price; bigger space.
Mostly just an open space
One conference room
Good internet access
So-so. Luckily servers in data center.

Not bad!

We Love San Mateo

Not only is downtown San Mateo a quick jaunt off the 101 and 92, and a bustling shopping and restaurant district, but it is also an active hub for tech startups.

A few of the companies located here that we know about:

  • Admob: mobile advertising (recently moved after being acquired by Google)
  • Backblaze: online backup
  • Conduit: toolbar creation
  • Coupa Software: eProcurement in the cloud
  • Epocrates: PDA medical software
  • Fixya: community support site for products
  • FreeWheel: video content monetization
  • Genius.com: marketing automation
  • Greenplum: data warehousing (acquired by EMC)
  • Keynote Systems: mobile & internet monitoring
  • Lucky Knives: Hal Rucker’s good ideas company
  • NexTag: price comparison engine
  • Oodle: social online classifieds
  • PBworks: online collaboration
  • Quantivo: behavioral analytics software
  • Redbeacon: local services matchmaker
  • Spoke: personal connections management service
  • Zeus Technology: software application delivery solutions

Did I miss your hot tech company or one you know about?
Send me an email and I will add it: gleb.budman@backblaze.com

More Office Pictures

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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.