The Valley Girl Meets Memeo, The Startup Behind Google's Free Online Hard Drive

Memeo tour

Last week, after I wrote about Dropbox — the startup that makes a free online hard drive — I got a call from one of Dropbox’s rivals, a startup called Memeo.

Memeo provides products for essentially any back-up or data syncing situation.

Memeo provides the tech behind the free online hard drive Google provides Google Docs users, for example. (This is why Memeo

Who knew online storage was such a hot space?

One thing that makes Memeo different from a company like Dropbox, is Memeo went to market with partners where Dropbox did the opposite. Memeo’s partners include: Netgear, Seagate Technology, Western Digital and …did I mention, Google?

Memeo is generating revenue; the company makes money with subscription fees for Memeo Connect ($9 per user per year) and also receives royalties from its partners.

Along with BlackBerry, multiple apps for the iphone, and an Android app in develop, they have a new iPad app.

Memeo, has raised a total of 8 million, mostly from Foundry Group (who also invested in Zynga) and is currently looking for series C funding.

Things to look forward to from Memeo; a new and revved up Version 2 of Memio Connect.

Memeo was founded by Hong Bui, the guy who single-handedly launched Java at SUN Microsystems

Memo is looking for series C funding, but this was just a conference call meeting

This is Memeo's resident French intern. Wave Bonjour!

Doesn't this guy look like Robert Scoble?

That's Biz Dev boss Spencer Chen with Memeo's engineers.

Hi, Memeo Graphic Designer girl!

Like any startup with its salt, Memeo has a Rock Band set

Om nom nom?

Spencer, who loves hot sauce, is a bit of a trouble maker. He's been banned from company fun runs because he takes short cuts

…also he skateboards around the office.

Still, he's classy enough to drink Pelegrino, so ok.

Memeo has lots of bathroom keys because CEO Hong Bui keeps leaving the office with them. Whoops!

Meet Jesse Draper!

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