Distributed Cloud Storage Provider Storj Labs Raises $3 Million

This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.02.24
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Based in Atlanta, GA, and founded in 2014, Storj Labs, Inc., a distributed cloud storage provider, has raised $3 million in a seed financing round to advance its open source, distributed cloud storage platform, Storj (pronounced ‘storage’).

The offering was oversubscribed. Angel investors from venture capital firms, Qualcomm Ventures and Techstars, as well as industry leaders in the technology security space, including Cockroach Labs, Ionic Security, and Pindrop Security, Inc. are among the early backers.

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