Funding to support fast growth into new markets and hiring talent
London – 9 June 2022 – Silicon Valley Bank, the financial partner of the innovation economy, has provided a $22.5 million debt financing package to Keepit in partnership with Vaekstfonden. The fresh capital will help fuel further international expansion, hiring, and product development as it continues to scale and build out its market-leading platform for SaaS data protection.
Keepit will use the capital for strategic growth purposes, extend its cash runway ahead of future rounds, and minimize dilution during this strategic growth phase. Keepit will use the debt facilities to support the creation of new services and capabilities as well as new roles within the organization as it grows internationally and adds further market-leading functionality to its product offering.
Founded in 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Keepit is a leader in cloud backup and recovery and the world’s only independent, vendor-neutral cloud dedicated to SaaS data protection with a blockchain-verified solution being sold worldwide. The financing from Silicon Valley Bank follows Keepit’s $30 million Series A funding round in 2020.
Frederik Schouboe, CEO and co-founder of Keepit, commented:
“The support from Silicon Valley Bank and Vaekstfonden is a testament to the strength of our business. The strides we have made in the sector have placed Keepit as a market leader. This additional funding now enables us to accelerate our key strategic plans to help fuel the next phase of growth for Keepit.”
Sebastian Penn, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank, Denmark, commented:
“Silicon Valley Bank is delighted to extend its partnership with the outstanding team at Keepit. It is great to see further funding within the Danish innovation economy and Keepit is innovating to support the growth of the broader SaaS ecosystem. We look forward to watching the team continue to grow, build, and scale globally.”
About Version 2
Version 2 is one of the most dynamic IT companies in Asia. The company develops and distributes IT products for Internet and IP-based networks, including communication systems, Internet software, security, network, and media products. Through an extensive network of channels, point of sales, resellers, and partnership companies, Version 2 offers quality products and services which are highly acclaimed in the market. Its customers cover a wide spectrum which include Global 1000 enterprises, regional listed companies, public utilities, Government, a vast number of successful SMEs, and consumers in various Asian cities.
At Keepit, we believe in a digital future where all software is delivered as a service. Keepit’s mission is to protect data in the cloud Keepit is a software company specializing in Cloud-to-Cloud data backup and recovery. Deriving from +20 year experience in building best-in-class data protection and hosting services, Keepit is pioneering the way to secure and protect cloud data at scale.
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