VC-backed Bitcasa names new VP of business development

Bitcasa said Wednesday that it has hired Joe Lyons as its new vice president of business development. Previously, Lyons worked at Amazon Web Services where he served as senior manager of global storage business development. Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Bitcasa is a provider of cloud storage solutions. Its backers include Horizons Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, Samsung Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz.


Mountain View, Calif. (PRWEB) January 15, 2014
Bitcasa, the cloud storage company that makes your digital belongings infinitely useful, today announced Joe Lyons has joined the company as its vice president of business development. Lyons will lead the company’s global partner and strategic alliance program to address the substantial growth and increased demand for Bitcasa’s Secure Storage Platform.
“We are thrilled to have Lyons join us as we continue on our rapid growth trajectory. His experience in the cloud storage space combined with his track record accelerating growth at Amazon Web Services, speaks volumes to the value he brings to Bitcasa,” said Brian Taptich, CEO of Bitcasa. “Lyons will help aggressively expand our partner ecosystem and respond to the strong demand we are seeing for our Secure Storage Platform.”
Prior to joining Bitcasa, Lyons was senior manager of global storage business development at Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this role, Lyons built and led a worldwide business development team focused on customer needs, product development, and realizing new revenue growth. Lyons also launched early hybrid enterprise cloud storage solutions in the financial and healthcare sectors during his career, and held senior leadership positions at technology companies, including Brocade, GlassHouse Technologies and Exario.
“Bitcasa stood out as a perfect example of an innovative company scaling to massive volume using the power of the cloud,” said Joe Lyons, vice president of business development at Bitcasa. “It’s an exciting time to join the company and I look forward to capitalizing on the global growth opportunities, expanding our partner portfolio, and working with Bitcasa’s talented team as we enter this next phase of growth.”
About Bitcasa
Backed by top-tier investors, including Horizons Ventures, Pelion Venture Partners, Samsung Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz, Bitcasa provides a home for your digital belongings. Bitcasa believes that your digital belongings are your own, and that only you should control who can access and use them. With access across all devices; Android, iOS, Windows, Windows RT, Mac OSX, and the Web, Bitcasa enables you to take your stuff with you everywhere and share or stream it from any device. Bitcasa designed the software to ensure complete privacy with client-side encryption, so your belongings are always your own. Download at, and follow us at and

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