When I interviewed David Friend, founder and CEO of Carbonite, [Listen Here] he predicted that his cost effective online backup service will revolutionalize the storage industry in the coming years. His company, Carbonite, charges only $50 per year for unlimited Internet backup — and its even completely automated.
Carbonite offers unlimited backup space for a flat low price which has revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services. So far, they have backed up and protected more than 2.5 billion files and restored more than 160 million lost files for customers in over 100 countries.
Founded in 2005, Carbonite believes that computer users should not have to think about backup. They strive to serve as their customers’ trusted partner in protecting and preserving their irreplaceable data by providing an affordable, reliable, secure and easy-to-use online backup service. Carbonite is available to consumers and small business through numerous channels, including its corporate website, major US retailers and international distributors.
David Friend – A biography
David Friend, Chairman & CEO, Co-founder, has been a successful technology entrepreneur for over 25 years. He previously co-founded five companies: Sonexis, FaxNet, Pilot Software, Computer Pictures Corporation and ARP Instruments. He has been featured in USA Today, Tech Capital, The Boston Globe, Mass HiTech, Fortune, Forbes and Tom Peter’s best-selling management book, The Pursuit of Wow!
David has been a lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and is an active supporter of music and the arts in Boston. He is a trustee (emeritus) of the New England Conservatory, Berklee College of Music, and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.
David holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Yale University and attended the Princeton University Graduate School of Engineering where he was a David Sarnoff Fellow. He is an avid marathoner, distance cyclist, windsurfer, and hiker.