Druva Raises $5 Million From Sequoia And IAN For Data Protection Software

Druva Software, a company that provides continuous data protection and disaster recovery products, has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital and the Indian Angel Network (IAN).

Druva, which is profitable, will use the capital to fuel international expansion. Druva offers two products:, Druva inSync, for laptops in an enterprise environment and Druva Phoenix, for remote servers. InSync, which boasts 10x faster data backup while reducing 90% of the bandwidth and storage utilization, uses Druva’s Send Unique technology to create a fingerprint for each file to prevent duplication.

SendUnique uses a Single Instance File System on the backup server, and compares the file fingerprints during the backup to the files already on the server to determine if it’s unique data. There is also a timeline-based system to track changes to existing files in order to restore point-in-time data from any specific time.

Druva faces competition from Symantec, EMC and others in the data protection and recovery space.