|By||http://e27.cohttp://e27.sg/2012/08/03/dropmyemail-expands-email-backup-solution-to-north-america-headed-by-ex-yahoo-sea-regional-director/||| Aug 3, 2012 | Asia|
Dropmyemail opens US office in Dallas to facilitate North American expansion with the next international office already in the works.
After the acquisition of US-based OrbitFiles in June, Dropmysite has taken the next step in increasing its presence in North America by opening a sales and business development in Dallas, Texas. Why Dallas and not the usual tech startup landing ground in San Francisco? According to CEO and founder, John Fearon, “Dallas is the “Telecommunication Corridor” of the US. It is the global headquarters to AT&T, the second largest telecommunication company in the US. It also houses several regional & global headquaters such as Samsung Telecommunications, Texas Instruments, and many others. We are looking for US partners in the space for our cloud-to-cloud email backup service solution.”
The US office will be headed by Chris Axberg, Dropmyemail’s Head of North America. Chris was formerly Yahoo! Southeast Asia’s regional director. Other being one of the fastest growing startups in Asia, Dropmysite has a strong history of attracting some key talents to facilitate its global expansion. From the likes of ex-Google conversion specialist, Vinoaj Vijeyakumaar, to Chrix Axberg and also ex-Google Southeast Asia’s Head of Business Development, Charif El Ansari, John is building a stellar team to take on the challenges for the company that aims to backup the entire Internet. The Dallas office is now the third international office after Mumbai and Buenos Aires. Charif, who is now Dropmyemail’s Head of EMEA will be tasked to set up the next office in the near future as part of the company’s expansion plans in the region.
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For immediate release, Singapore, August 3rd 2012 – Dropmyemail, the most comprehensive email backup solution in the cloud, is taking the next step to increase its presence in North America by opening a sales and business development office in Dallas, Texas.
In the 5 short months since the launch at DEMO Asia ’12, Singapore-based Dropmyemail has achieved plenty in winning numerous accolades from DEMO Asia ’12 and Echelon ‘12, reaching 911,000+ signups, purchasing US-based cloud backup service – OrbitFiles and more. Now, Dropmyemail is continuing its phenomenal growth with setting up shop in what is known as the “Telecommunication Corridor”.
“Dallas is the “Telecommunication Corridor” of the US. It is the global headquarters to AT&T, the 2nd largest telecommunication company in the US. It also houses several regional & global HQ’s such as Samsung Telecommunications, Texas Instruments, and many others. We are looking for US partners in the space for our cloud-to-cloud email backup service solution,” says John Fearon, CEO and Founder of Dropmyemail.
He goes on to explain further that the move to Dallas instead of the usual Silicon Valley in San Francisco is taken strategically for stricking up key collaborations.
“We currently have had interest from both Samsung Telecommunication and AT&T. We are also exploring partnerships with other technology and telecommunications companies.”
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.”
For telecommunication companies all over the world, Dropmyemail offers a value-adding solution to their massive user base. Year of declining revenues has awakened these companies to take action as global usage of SMS and phone calls decrease with the advent of alternatives like Whatsapp and Skype.
The new office will be headed by Chris Axberg, Dropmyemail’s Head of North America (ex-Yahoo South East Asia Regional Director) who says, “Dropmyemail’s offer is unique and brings a cloud based back up solutions to the US market just as it is does in Asia. We are one of a kind globally in the cloud backup space. Our goal remains to back up the Internet.”
Dallas is a stepping stone for Dropmyemail to expand and scale up in the US. Dropmyemail has hired and will continue to hire talented business development and sales people in the US. There are further plans to eventually expand to New York, Chicago, and San Francisco to pursue further partnerships and sales.
The Dallas office is now the 3rd international office after the Mumbai and Buenos Aires which opened simultaneously 2 months ago. In the near future, Dropmyemail’s Head of EMEA, Charif El Ansari (ex-Google SouthEast Asia Head of Business Development) will set up the 4th office to pursue Dropmyemail’s interests in the region.
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: www.Dropmysite.com and www.Dropmyemail.com – the latter is a Cloud-to-Cloud backup solution for Emails, a freemium consumer service that lets you backup your emails, contacts, chat and calendars, automatically. It is a simple and secure process that works with almost all platforms, including backup Yahoo Mail, backup Hotmail and Gmail.
Users are given up to 2GB of storage space for free if they refer their network to sign up. Users can then purchase up to 50GB monthly/annual, priced as follows:
5GB PRO 5 $9.99 USD per year
10GB PRO 10 $19.99 USD per year
25GB PRO 25 $39.99 USD per year
50GB PRO 50 $69.99 USD per year
Dropmyemail was launched on 1 March 2012 at DEMO Asia, the leading event for the best and brightest companies to launch to a global audience, and awarded the “DemoGURU” and “Freedom” Award. It was also selected as a success case study for Amazon Web Services. You can see the video here: http://aws.amazon.com/apac/leancloud/featuredstartups/
Since then, Dropmysite has gathered 911,000 signups and has been featured on Angels’ Gate, Wall Street Journal, VentureBeat, Business Times and CNBC. The company was selected amongst the Top 10 startups at the recent Echelon 2012. It was also hailed by e27 as the “fastest growing startup in Asia”.
Seed funding for Dropmyemail.com has been provided by Crystal Horse Investments, Stanley Street Labs and individual investors.