Derek Labian from ( joins Jim (@jcollison) for show #177 of Home Gadget Geeks brought to you by the Average Guy Network, part of community. On this episode, we get to know Derek a bit, ask about the formation of MediaFire, cover the current offerings that MediaFire has for cloud storage, look at what 1TB of storage actually means for the average consumer and look at what is coming in the future for MediaFire.

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Derek Labian oversees the strategic and engineering direction of the Houston-based cloud services company. Co-Founding the company in 2006, Labian architected the site from the ground up designing, implementing and managing most of the technical components. Pursuing a nascent internet startup at the age of 16, Labian has over 15 years of experience at technology startups and large technology corporations. He has a passion for technology, a winning record and a key sense of how to engineer a successful startup. Prior to co-founding MediaFire, Labian served as the President and CEO of the FileFront companies and the Vice President and General Manager, FileFront with Ziff Davis Media

  • Company Background
    • Founded August 2006 in The Woodlands, TX
    • Employees: 78
    • CEO: Derek Labian
  • $2.55M Self-Funded and Privately Owned
  • MediaFire Facts at a Glance
    • 37 million active registered users and growing
    • 1.3 billion unique visitors in 2012
    • Over 12 million daily visitors
    • Premium customers in 230 countries


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