Time really does fly when you’re having fun! Three years ago today, Bitcasa came into being by way of official incorporation. The early days here could easily be described as a scene out of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” as our founding engineers lived together in preparation for TechCrunch Disrupt 2011. The team worked around the clock building a Mac and Windows beta that would be gracing the stage for its debut. After launching at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, the beta invite list grew to 50,000 users overnight and Bitcasa was born.
The Bitcasa vision and goal has always been simple: to solve the challenge of capacity and fundamentally change the way people store, share and access their files. In February 2013, the hard drive died when we came out of Beta and launched the “Bitcasa Infinite Drive”.
In just one year, we’ve experienced a lot, to say the least. Last year we were a nimble team of 50 in Mountain View, California, storing 30 petabytes of data with customers worldwide. Now we’re a solid team of 70 people and steadily growing. To better accommodate the Bitcasa family, we recently had to say “Goodbye, Mountain View!” and “Hello, San Mateo!”. Much like the rapid growth of our team, the amount of data we’re storing is expanding vastly, as well. We’re now storing over 40 petabytes of data under management with users in over 140 countries with regionalized storage in the US, Asia, and EU to serve them.
We’re continuing to refine our product and have a lot of great things on the way. Our mission has always been to help our users solve the “space gap” problem, and we remain vigorously focused on that mission today; whether it be for our consumers, our partners, or developers on our platform.
A huge “Thank You” to our users who have been with us over the last 3 years! The Bitcasa community is smart, tech-forward, and passionate — the best kind of community we could have ever asked for. We are so excited for everything that the future has in store for us!
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