Spanning Cloud Apps Set to Double Its Workforce in Austin

imgres-16Spanning Cloud Apps announced that it more than doubled the size of its workforce last year and its revenue and customers quadrupled from 2012.
The Austin-based startup now has 40 employees, up from 16. It plans to double its workforce this year. The company also moved into new headquarters last year at 823 Congress, four times larger than its old offices.
Spanning Cloud Apps provides data backup and recovery for cloud applications. Its customers include Megabrands, Pivotal, Redfin, Jawbone and Netflix.
“2013 was a pivotal year for Spanning. We added world-class customers, expanded our product offering and established new partnerships with industry leaders including Salesforce.com and EMC,” Jeff Erramouspe, Spanning’s CEO and president said in a news release. “Leading enterprises and educational institutions are choosing our cloud backup and recovery solutions because of our product innovation and exceptional customer service. We’re the organization they can trust and partner with to protect their critical data.”
Last year, Spanning hired some key managers including Erramouspe, who replaced its founder Charlie Wood, now chairman. And Melanie Sommer became the new vice president of marketing. Spanning also closed on $6 million in Series B financing, bringing its total financing to date to $9 million.

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