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ZManda, 10/2012
Phanfare, 6/2011 $2M


TOTAL $67.2M
Series A, 3/2006
3i Group
Keiretsu Forum
Series A, 12/2006
3i Group
Series B, 5/2007
Menlo Ventures
3i Group
Series B, 12/2007
Series C, 9/2008
3i Group
Performance Equity Management
Menlo Ventures
Translink Capital
Series D, 1/2010


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Carbonite was originally focused on photo storage, but in May of 2006 changed paths. They now offer a very competitive internet based backup solution. For $59/year Carbonite will backup all the data on your computer as long as it’s connected to the internet. The service has no upload limits and Carbonite can surely handle all of your data with a datacenter that can hold 1.5 petabytes (1.5 Petabytes = 1,572,864 Gigabytes) of data.

In the last year nearly 100 million digital photos, documents, emails and other files that otherwise would have been lost forever, have been recovered using Carbonite.

Carbonite claims that “statistically, you have about a 1 in 12 chance of having your hard drive crash in any given year, about a 1 in 10 chance of having your laptop stolen, and about a 1 in 3 chance of serious data loss through your own errors.” Regularly backing up your hard drive is one thing that way too many people don’t do and Carbonite provides an easy solution.

In addition to being able to signup through their website, they offer a boxed product available at Staples, CompUSA, Amazon and other stores. Also, Carbonite signed an agreement with Microsoft to include a year of free online backup with Microsoft Money 2007 and is included as part of a software kit named OrganizeMY Electronic Filing Cabinet For Dummies. Carbonite recently launched both remote access features and a Mac client in March 2009.

Carbonite competes with Mozy, AllMyData, crashplan and others.

Recent Milestones

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    Carbonite acquired ZManda. (10/18/12)
    Posted 10/18/12 at 9:22pm via
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    Carbonite — Carbonite, Inc. Announces Closing of Initial Public Offering and Exercise of Underwriters' Option to Purchase Additional Shares (8/16/11)
    Posted 8/16/11 at 7:46pm via
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    Carbonite acquired Phanfare for $2M. (6/15/11)
    Posted 6/15/11 at 7:49pm via
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    Carbonite — opening a new customer support center in Lewiston, Maine (5/24/11)
    Posted 5/25/11 at 2:32am via
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    Carbonite — filed with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an IPO. (5/11/11)
    Posted 8/8/11 at 11:42am via
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    Carbonite added Matt Drayer as Manager / Core Services / Cloud Applications and Services. (4/11/11)
    Posted 9/9/12 at 5:12pm
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    Carbonite — going after the small and midsize business (SMB) segment, announcing the hire of executives and managers from Intuit, NameMedia and PlumChoice who will head up a newly separate business division (1/10/11)
    Posted 1/11/11 at 3:31am via
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    Carbonite added Judy Keeley as Senior User Experience Designer. (1/1/11)
    Posted 6/7/13 at 5:34pm
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    Carbonite — Carbonite named in the Lead411's Hottest Boston Companies list (6/2/10)
    Posted 6/8/10 at 10:58am via
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    Carbonite received $20M in Series D funding. (1/7/10)
    Posted 1/7/10 at 3:52pm via
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    Carbonite received $21.2M in Series C funding. (9/8/08)
    Posted 3/23/09 at 3:16pm via
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    Carbonite received $5M in Series B funding. (12/28/07)
    Posted 2/24/08 at 11:32pm via
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    Carbonite received $15M in Series B funding. (5/1/07)
    Posted 7/17/07 at 8:55pm via
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    Carbonite received $3.5M in Series A funding. (12/1/06)
    Posted 7/17/07 at 8:51pm via
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    Carbonite received $2.5M in Series A funding. (3/1/06)
    Posted 7/17/07 at 8:45pm via
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    Carbonite added Jess Petersen as User Experience Director. (1/1/06)
    Posted 6/7/13 at 4:02am



Carbonite screenshot
Above: Home Page
Uploaded: 1/8/10


Launch DateJuly 18, 2007
Tags backup, carbonite, file-storage

Carbonite’s backup solution works by placing colored dots on your files and folders. Different colors represent if the file has been backed up, will be backed up or will not be backed up. Once Carbonite is setup, it requires little ongoing work on behalf of the user.

The Carbonite client is always looking for new data on your PC. When you add or modify files, Carbonite starts backing them up immediately. It backs up about 2GB per day over broadband. Backups automatically slow down while you’re using your computer and speed up again when your computer is idle. Your data is encrypted using the same techniques that most banks and e-payment sites use and then stored on Carbonite’s secure servers.

If you ever do run into a problem and need to restore your data, you can download your files at up to 15GB per day over broadband. Overall Carbonite offers a good backup solution that isn’t tedious, time consuming or too expensive.

Carbonite screenshot
Above: Carbonite Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

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