500 Startups is an investment firm and startup accelerator based in Silicon Valley. George was previously the general manager and director of the Consumer Division at Dell Japan, and I’m wondering if his connections has anything to do with Dropmyemail’s recent partnership with GMO Cloud, which also invested in the startup.
Dropmysite and Dropmyemail belong to the same company. Both offer cloud backup solutions for websites and email accounts respectively.
George had this to say about the startup on AngelList: “Very few people think about backing up their e-mail, voicemail, or SMS until it’s too late, and most carriers and ISP’s can’t help you if they lose your data.”
“Dropmysite, however, solves that problem and allows any SMB to backup their e-mail or whatever else they need simply and cost-efficiently. It’s a great cloud-based business that has the potential to go global.”
The company is headed by CEO John Fearon, a South African native who has also founded EatAds, an online marketplace for outdoor ads.
SGE has contacted Dropmysite for more details about the investment.