Brand power vs. product power

Carbonite’s co-founder offers an insider look at how the PC backup company built its brand David Friend 11 hours David Friend Contributor David Friend is the CEO of cloud storage company Wasabi, and co-founder of cyber security company Carbonite, recently bought for $1.4 billion. Wasabi is his sixth startup. More posts by this contributor The […]

The herd sours on unprofitable unicorns again

David Friend Contributor David Friend is the CEO of cloud storage company Wasabi, and co-founder of cyber security company Carbonite, recently bought for $1.4 billion. Wasabi is his sixth startup. There has been a mountain of press lately about how investors are souring on unprofitable unicorns. We’ve seen this movie before; for a while, it’s […]

Carbonite to acquire endpoint security company Webroot for $618.5M

Carbonite, the online backup and recovery company based in Boston, announced late yesterday that it will be acquiring Webroot, an endpoint security vendor, for $618.5 million in cash. The company believes that by combining its cloud backup service with Webroot’s endpoint security tools, it will give customers a more complete solution. Webroot’s history actually predates the […]