|By||http://e27.cohttp://e27.sg/2013/01/15/dropmyemail-inks-partnership-with-japans-gmo-cloud-inches-towards-series-a-funding/||| Jan 15, 2013 | Japan|
This strategic alliance will see GMO Cloud invest capital in Dropmyemail, resell Dropmyemail to its hosting customers, and jointly develop a Dropmyemail smartphone application. This mutually beneficial agreement will spike the growth trajectory of both companies. Specifically:
“GMO Cloud is very pleased to be partnering with a service developer and provider as innovative as Dropmysite,” says GMO Cloud, President, Mitsuru Aoyama. “We are confident that the partnership will create new opportunities to introduce new and innovative services.”
“We are delighted to have secured this strategic partnership with GMO Cloud and look forward to working closely with GMO in the future,” says John Fearon, CEO and founder of Dropmyemail.
Dropmyemail actively growing, ramps up presence in Japan
Dropmyemail, the most comprehensive email backup solution in the cloud, currently backs up a quarter of a billion emails a day for nearly a million users. GMO Cloud on the other hand, has 16 subsidiaries spread across 7 countries. The company recently acquired US based Orbitfiles and opened an US office in Dallas to facilitate North American expansion.
With this expansive collaboration with GMO Cloud, Dropmyemail will also ramp up its presence in Japan. Within the next few months, the company will start aggressively hiring to grow the Japan office. The company will have personnel openings for sales, customer service, business development, and more. Besides GMO Cloud, Dropmyemail is also speaking with other companies to create unique partnerships to further entrench itself into the Japanese market. The targets will range widely from Internet Service Providers to mobile companies.
Beyond just this deal in Japan, there are many other similar talks in progress around the world. With a presence in every major region in the world, eventually, Dropmyemail will be seen and used globally. This Japanese deal is a major step forward in the grand scheme of Dropmyemail to eventually back up the Internet.
When asked about its conversion rate from free users to paid users, Dropmyemail responded saying that it is confidential and that more details will be provided as they approach their Series A funding.