Dropmysite, a Singapore startup with a website backup solution, has announced today that it has signed a partnership with SingTel and Xpress Hosting, a Mexican web hosting company.
While details of the SingTel partnership are still being finalized, the startup has revealed that Xpress Holding will act as a reseller of a co-branded Dropymsite solution that will be sold to webmasters with Spanish websites. Read more
This just in: Singapore company Dropmysite has revealed that 500 Startups venture partner George Kellerman was an investor in the company’s previous round. Read more
Dropmysite announced today in a press release that it has completed the acquisition of OrbitFiles.com, a cloud backup and sharing solution website. It adds OrbitFiles’ 235,000 signups to its existing database of 676,000 users (including Dropmyemail users), inching itself closer to one million.
The terms of the deal were not disclosed, although CEO John Fearon did tell TheNextWeb that OrbitFiles employees won’t be acquired.
The purchase will help Dropmysite speed up its product development, said Vinoaj Vijeyakumaar, head of product development at Dropmysite. The team will be able to survey experienced backup users from OrbitFiles to hone its own products and perfect future ones. Read more
Organized by tech blog e27 for the third year running, Echelon 2012 is a key startup launchpad in Asia with over 1,100 delegates in attendance and 50 startups exhibiting in the Marketplace. The two-day, double-track event, which will be held on 11th and 12th June, plays host to a list of distinguished speakers who will discuss the latest trends in Asia’s startup scene.
The conference will also feature a startup pitch competition, where 10 companies will take the stage to win the audience and the judges over — and hopefully secure their next round of investments. These finalists were selected from a series of Satellite events held around Asia earlier in the year.
In this page, you will find everything we have about the conference and the startups that are being showcased. Check back here often as we’ll constantly update it with more content. Read more
“I’m a good boss, I really am,” John Fearon, founder and CEO of DropMySite, tells me, in full earshot of his employee at their office in Block 71, Ayer Rajar Crescent, considered the nexus of Singapore’s technology startup scene.
He was making a point about how he’d be a bad subordinate but a good leader who is comfortable with starting things.
“I’m one of those that can go into the room and self-combust.”
With all his self-confidence (whenever he speaks at conferences, he start with,”Hi, I’m amazing”), it’s easy to assume that John, who comes from South Africa, has a string of successful businesses to stand on. Not at all.
I prod him about the number of failed businesses he had.
(Photo: John being featured in an Amazon Web Services video)
John struggles to find his words, which is a rarity. He’d lost count, but finally arrived at an initial figure: Five. Read more
Google Southeast Asia’s senior conversion specialist, Vinoaj Vijeyakummar, has left the search company to become the head of product development at Dropmyemail, a service owned by Singapore startup DropMySite, reported techcircle.
The company is started by ex-marketing professional John Fearon. Dropmyemail is a service that lets users back-up their emails on the cloud. It has amassed 500,000 users within two months of its launch, John claims. Read more
Get a glimpse into promising startups that could to be the next big thing in the cloud and enterprise space.
Companies launching their products in this session are: Rival Edge, Hoiio API, E-Xefs, Vulnerability Firewall, Tradesparq, Urban Cook, and DropmySite.
Startups doing Alpha Pitches are: Semantic3, iTwin, Sheer Industries, and Aftership. Read more
These days, news about hackers have been making the rounds in the media. No website, not even smallish ones, are immune from their mischief. Take for example Singapore Cars Online, a website dealing with used cars, which was recently violated by a group of Malaysian hackers who called themselves M43L Tro0pers.
The hackers were pissed off that the Malaysian soccer team were defeated by their Singapore rivals. So they left a hate message for Singapore fans. Fortunately for the website owners, their database was left intact. But not all hackers are that benign. Read more