Dropmyemail now has a new product — called Dropmyemail Business — that lets companies control and backup their corporate email accounts.
Announced on 21 November via a press release, the product is designed to protect against disgruntled employees deleting vital documents, accidental email deletions, server crashes, and more. Read more
Dropmyemail, a Singapore-based startup that backups emails in the cloud, has opened a sales and business development office in Dallas, Texas — an unusual location since Silicon Valley is frequently the first choice for tech startups.
Their reason for doing so? Dallas is the beating heart of the telecommunications industry in the United States. It’s Telecom Corridor houses the global headquarters of AT&T and the regional and global offices of Samsung Telecoms, Texas Instruments, and more.
These are companies that Dropmyemail hopes to collaborate with. John Fearon, CEO and founder of Dropmyemail, is aiming to secure US mobile partners to push their cloud email backup service to consumers. He stated in a press release that Samsung and AT&T are looking seriously at the startup’s services. Read more
Angel’s Gate, a 360-degree reality series that gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity of a lifetime to pitch their dream business ideas to some of Asia’s most successful investors, is introducing a whole new series of events for both aspiring & seasoned entrepreneurs! A monthly occurrence, Angel’s Gate Jam Sessions aims to inspire as well as provide an avenue for entrepreneurs to network and learn from one another.
To pump up the excitement, Angel’s Gate is having its first ever Jam session with Amazon Web Services! This session will feature three speakers, namely Pieter Kemps, Principal of Business Development & Venture Capital, Asia at Amazon, who is responsible for establishing and managing relations with the venture capital (VC) community for Amazon Web Services in Asia Pacific; John Fearon, founder at DropMyEmail, whom we have previously interviewed, and lastly Ash Singh, CEO of Angel’s Gate. 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
Being a solo founder is no fun. That’s the vibe I got after speaking to three seasoned entrepreneurs in Singapore’s technology scene: Jon Yongfook of Tinytrunk, John Fearon of Dropmyemail, and Douglas Gan of VanityTrove.
But doing it alone isn’t just unpleasant, it hampers your chances of succeeding. According to a Startup Genome report, technology companies with one founder tend to raise less money, experience less user growth, and take longer to scale.
Despite these known facts, many entrepreneurs still take the journey alone, for whatever reasons. That’s actually not always a bad thing. As these entrepreneurs will tell you, there’s never an ideal time to start a business. So why should the lack of a co-pilot stop you from taking off?
Launched at DEMO Asia 2012 in March, Dropmyemail has since gone on a spectacular streak, scoring 630,000 registered users in 50 days.
It is essentially a cloud-based email backup service that lets users store emails from multiple accounts.
In a bid to increase virality and convince venture capitalists to invest in the company, Dropmyemail has revamped its referral program to introduce viral components that reward users for a variety of actions.
This change, the startup hopes, will lead to greater organic growth in its user base. It is currently seeking to raise a Series A round of between US$4M and US$7.9M. Read more
Brian keeps it real.
Shit got down at a panel session on startup growth and scaling during the first day of Echelon 2012.
A very frank Brian Wong, the celebrated wunderkind entrepreneur and co-founder of US-based mobile advertising company Kiip, dished out some rapid thoughts about the early stages of building a company.
His most memorable quip though were his thoughts on first hires.
“During your hypergrowth, hire young people with no kids,” said the 21-year-old, who joined the panel late.
He reasoned that people with families are less able to handle the stress and commitment that comes with being an employee at a startup. 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