CEO: David Farajun
Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario
Though it's not a startup per se, Storage vendor Asigra has an interesting back-story. Its name comes from the Spanish infinitive asegurar, meaning "to assure."
Prior to founding the company, Asigra CEO David Farajun was developing the second generation of an operating system for programmable logic controllers (PLCs) when one of his hard drives failed, causing him to lose data.
To keep it from happening again, Farajun developed technology that backs up data to a secure, remote location over the Internet, without having to manually transfer data on tapes, a company spokesperson told CRN.