Singapore-based email backup start-up does Dallas
By Digital News Asia August 6, 2012
- Cloud backup company opens third international office
- Since launching at Demo Asia five months ago, has registered 911,000 signups
CLOUD-based email backup solution developer Dropmyemail, which launched at Demo Asia 2012, announced it is opening a sales and business development office in Dallas, Texas.
Since its launch five months ago, it has garnered 911,000+ signups and purchased US-based cloud backup service OrbitFiles, the company said in a statement.
“We are looking for US partners in the space for our cloud-to-cloud email backup service solution,” says John Fearon, Dropmyemail founder and chief executive officer.
He said the company decided on Dallas rather than Silicon Valley in California for strategic reasons.
“We currently have had interest from both Samsung Telecommunication and AT&T. We are also exploring partnerships with other technology and telecommunications companies,” he said.
AT&T has its global headquarters in Dallas, while Samsung Telecommunications also has a facility in the city.
Fearon believes that telecommunications companies’ interest in cloud-to-cloud backup represents a global opportunity.
“We have found that telecommunications companies globally are interested in bringing our solutions to their vast base of consumer customers to help back up their emails and phone data,” he said.
The new office will be headed by former Yahoo South East-Asia regional director Chris Axberg.
The Dallas office is now the third international office after the Mumbai and Buenos Aires offices opened simultaneously two months ago.
Dropmysite is a company that “backs up the Internet,” with a focus on backing up cloud data such as websites, emails, chat, social media and more. The company has developed and launched two websites: http://www.dropmysite.com/ and http://www.dropmyemail.com/.