Build the Decentralized Future
We believe decentralization is better for the people. With Tardigrade, we’re giving developers a private, secure storage alternative that’s more performant, durable, secure, and more affordable than centralized cloud storage. And even if we really, really wanted to, it’s impossible for us to see any file stored on Tardigrade – which is why we like to say Tardigrade is “trustless”. Our entire code base is open source, so you can be sure it works exactly how we say it does.
Tardigrade is the world’s first, enterprise-grade decentralized cloud provider. Tardigrade is built on the Storj Network made up of unused hard drive space and bandwidth around the globe. By eliminating a central data center, we’re able to significantly reduce costs and resources, allowing us to pass the savings to our customers.
Tardigrade’s S3-compatible gateway encrypts each file client-side, then splits each file into pieces before being distributed across global network of nodes. Our decentralized architecture offers improved out-of-the-box security and privacy for our clients. It also enables better performance and reliability compared to traditional cloud storage.
Shawn Wilkinson came up with the idea for Storj Labs and created the first prototype at the Texas Bitcoin Hackathon.
Storj first raised funds through an ICO—the initial offering brought in $500,000.
Raised $3 million of seed investments that allowed us to launch the second iteration of Storj.
Opened Salt Lake City, UT office.
Token sale brought in $30 million in just 6.5 days.
Opened up our San Francisco office.
V2 of the Storage node network goes into production. Reaches peak size of 100,000+ nodes.
Storj begins building the V3 network.
Ben Gollub joins as the executive chairman and interim CEO at Storj Labs. He was previously co-founder and CEO at Docker.
Alpha for our first product offering, Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Object Storage.
As of 2019, Storj Labs has 55 globally distributed employees, with offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City and remote employees in 12 other countries. We’re currently going into beta with our decentralized, cloud storage product Tardigrade, and we’re adding more nodes to the Storj network daily. Tardigrade will be production-ready this year.
Tardigrade’s S3 compatible gateway encrypts each file client-side (by default) and then splits each file into pieces before distribution across our network of connected devices. Our decentralized architecture offers improved out-of-the-box security and privacy for our clients. It also enables better performance and reliability compared to centralized/legacy/traditional cloud storage providers.
Executive Chairman & Interim CEO
Founder and Chief Strategy Officer
VP of Engineering
VP of Operations
General Counsel, VP of Compliance & HR
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
Senior Director of Finance