Burlington, Mass., — September 21, 2010 — Carbonite ®, a leading provider of online backup, has been named a finalist in the 13th Annual Mass Technology Leadership Council Award program for three categories including Privately Held Company of the Year; Product of the Year, Carbonite Pro; and Emerging Executive of the Year, Swami Kumaresan.
“We’d like to congratulate Carbonite for being named a finalist in this year’s awards program,” said Tom Hopcroft, President and CEO of the Mass Technology Leadership Council. “We received more nominations than ever so this year’s finalists are truly the crème of the crop when it comes to driving innovation and growth in our sector.”
The Mass Technology Leadership Awards are designed to shine a spotlight on the companies, people, and technologies that exemplify the best and the brightest in the Massachusetts technology community. Finalists were announced at a reception last Wednesday and winners will be named at a Gala Awards Banquet on November 3rd at the Seaport Hotel in Boston.
“We’re honored to have Carbonite named a finalist by the Mass Technology Leadership Council for not one, but three categories,” said David Friend, CEO and co-founder of Carbonite “From day one, the Carbonite mission has been to provide a superior online backup solution by attracting the highest caliber talent we could find, so it is particularly gratifying that the Mass Technology Leadership Council has recognized our brand, products and leadership team.”
Carbonite launched its online backup service in 2006 and has raised more than $67 million in several rounds of venture financing. The company has received numerous accolades in 2010 including a No. 9 overall and No. 1 in IT Services Inc. 500 ranking and the Tech Awards Circle Gold Award for consumer/small office, home office (SOHO) service category. Additionally, Carbonite was selected as a finalist in the Red Herring 100 North America list, and CEO David Friend was named as the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner for New England in the Consumer and Small Business Emerging Technology category.
Carbonite revolutionized the market for consumer and small business backup services with their industry-first offering of unlimited online backup for a low, flat price. Since 2006, the company has backed up more than 69 billion files and has restored more than 6.1 billion lost files for its customers. Carbonite, which was ranked No. 9 overall and No. 1 in IT Services in the Inc. magazine 2010 Inc. 500 listing, backs up more than 150 million files every day to high-redundancy storage servers in its Boston and Somerville, Mass. data centers.
The Carbonite mission is to provide a simple, affordable, and secure backup solution for the mainstream computer user. Carbonite supports both the Windows and Mac platforms. Carbonite is available directly at www.carbonite.com, and through international distributors. For more information, please visit www.carbonite.com, or follow us at twitter.com/carbonite and facebook.com/CarboniteOnlineBackup.
About The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc.
The Mass Technology Leadership Council, Inc. is the only association that addresses the critical leadership issues of innovative software and technology-enabled companies. Formed by the combination of Massachusetts Software Council and New England Business and Technology Association, Inc., the organization is dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship and promoting the success of companies that develop and deploy technology across industry sectors. The Mass Technology Leadership Council conducts educational programs, hosts industry events, facilitates networking, sponsors research, advocates in favor of technology policies that promote innovation, entrepreneurship and competition, and recognizes industry-leading companies and people.