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Top Investors Back Leading Innovator in PaaS and SaaS Backup, Recovery and Replication

Fort Lee, NJ and Tel Aviv, Israel— April 12, 2018OwnBackup, a data backup and recovery innovator, today announced the close of a $15.5 million round of financing co-led by new investor Vertex Ventures and existing investor Insight Venture Partners. Existing investors Innovation Endeavors, Oryzn Capital and Salesforce Ventures also participated in the round. 

Since announcing its last round in July 2017, the company has driven exponential growth by expanding its market reach, continuing its technology innovation, deepening its investment in the Salesforce community, and adding strategic partnerships with Sage and Veeva. Already serving hundreds of mid-sized companies and large enterprises across every major industry, OwnBackup helps customers protect critical cloud data—securing trillions of SaaS/PaaS records every day, preventing data corruption, ensuring business continuity, minimizing operational disruptions and meeting compliance mandates. 

“OwnBackup has emerged as a cloud-era leader in data protection by putting its visionary technology into practice,” said Aviad Ariel, general partner at Vertex Ventures Israel. “Its impressive growth in the last year demonstrates that the company is primed to dominate the evolving SaaS/PaaS data protection industry as more companies realize the need to better secure critical application data in the cloud and comply with regulatory requirements such as GDPR and HIPAA.” 

As more companies embrace SaaS and PaaS environments, security and compliance challenges are intensifying. To meet the rising demand for additional cloud data protection, OwnBackup will use this investment to accelerate its global growth. The funding will drive continued product innovation and support aggressive recruiting efforts to double its team in the United States and Israel before the end of the year.

“While companies often assume that the SaaS and PaaS vendors are responsible for the data, the company owning the data is still responsible when data is corrupted by accident, malicious intent or through bad code and weak integrations. With the support of our investors, we will continue to provide the ultimate in independent data protection peace of mind -- ensuring that companies have the same data protection in their cloud environments as their on-premise applications,” added OwnBackup CEO Sam Gutmann. “We look forward to building on our successes to date as we use the latest funding to break new ground in the data protection space and fill the security void that many companies were not even aware existed.”

A pioneer in cloud-to-cloud backup, recovery and replication, OwnBackup’s award-winning technology is built on the Salesforce Platform and available on the Salesforce AppExchange. Advanced features in the latest version of the OwnBackup platform tighten SaaS data backup and recovery security, support regulatory compliance, offer greater control and access, and improve backup and recovery performance—making data protection easier, faster and better integrated with existing security systems.

Vertex Ventures'  Aviad Ariel will join Nicolas Wittenborn of Insight Venture Partners and Ziv Kop of Innovation Endeavors on the OwnBackup Board.

For complete details on the latest OwnBackup offering, please visit: https://www.ownbackup.com/products

About OwnBackup
OwnBackup, a leading cloud-to-cloud backup and restore vendor, provides secure, automated, daily backups of SaaS and PaaS data, as well as sophisticated data compare and restore tools for disaster recovery. OwnBackup covers data loss and corruption caused by human errors, malicious intent, integration errors and rogue applications. Co-founded by seasoned data-recovery, data-protection and information-security experts, OwnBackup is a top-ranked backup and restore ISV on the Salesforce AppExchange and was named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery. Headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey, with R&D, support and other functions in Tel Aviv and London, OwnBackup is the vendor of choice for some of the world’s largest users of SaaS applications.

For more information, visit http://www.ownbackup.com.