Oct 22, 2013 Liina Hilkamo
Cloudiverse, founded by two cousins, has been quoted as a ”cloud-sharing service of the post-Snowden era” by TechCrunch. Their aim is to make cloud-sharing easier, faster and safer.
This year Cloudiverse participated in TechCrunch Hackathon and got second place out of more than 260 projects. At Slush 2013 they are going to launch a new feature, which will higher the level of file security even more.
The founder of Cloudiverse, Grigorii Liubachev, how did you come up with the idea for Cloudiverse?
In June 2013, the co-founder of Cloudiverse, Dmitry Platonov, had about five free cloud storage accounts from Dropbox, Google Drive and other services filled with different data. He found it extremely annoying to work with all of them and we decided to solve the issue. We came up with the idea of splitting files into several parts and uploading the parts to different cloud storages, which would give us a much higher upload/download speed and of course security.
What problems are you trying to solve as a company?
There are three main problems that Cloudiverse aims to solve. Firstly, security and privacy issues in the cloud. Secondly, all the cloud services provide free space, so people register on multiple clouds in order to use that free space. Thus they need to work with different clouds everyday. The third problem we are trying to solve is waiting a lifetime for your files to get synched or downloaded.
Why would Cloudiverse be better than other cloud-sharing solutions?
Cloudiverse is a great solution, because it solves all of those issues using one technology, which is very efficient. Also a really important point is that our users can actually understand how the technology works. It is not other “XXXXX bit encryption” that you just trust. It is a brand new approach to solve security issues in the cloud world.
What was your biggest source of inspiration while building Cloudiverse?
For us the biggest sources of inspiration are, of course, people who already loved our concept from the very beginning, people who also are providing us with very valuable feedback.
Wild nature inspires us as well, since it is well structured and seamlessly organized. We want our company to follow the same principles.
What makes a great entrepeneur?
We think that great entrepreneurs are inspiring and capable of predicting the future trends. Being structured is crucial for entrepreneurs. Before we started to work as a team, we agreed on responsibilities, strategy, amount of shares and milestones. Furthermore great entrepreneurs are able to get the best people to the company and later motivate and guide them.
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