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Actifio, Simplifier of Enterprise Storage, Lands $100 Million

Helping companies spend less on what they store.

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Actifio, a Boston-based enterprise data storage startup, will announce on Monday that it has secured $100 million in a new funding at an implied valuation of more than $1.1 billion.

The round is led by Tiger Global Management, the New York-based investment firm, with participation by its previous investors, including North Bridge, Advanced Technology Ventures, Andreessen Horowitz, Technology Crossover Ventures and Greylock IL, the Israeli branch of Greylock Partners.

Actifio’s approach to enterprise storage is to eliminate most of the unneeded extra copies of data that’s being used. Market research firm IDC has estimated that companies spend as much as $46 billion to store about 48 exabytes of data they don’t really need. Not only does that mean saving money, it also means existing storage infrastructure can be put to more productive use.

“We eliminate a lot of the copies that companies keep of their data,” CEO Ash Ashutosh told me in an interview last week. “All the infrastructure that goes into making up and managing copies is no longer needed. Our technology cuts down on the footprint required.”

While he wouldn’t disclose revenue figures, Ashutosh said that the company’s bookings grew year on year by 182 percent, and that it now has 300 enterprise customers in 31 countries. Its customers include Dassault Systèmes, the French producer of 3-D modeling software that is a unit of the Dassault Group.

The new round brings Actifio’s total funding to $207 million. Ashutosh said he wants to take Actifio public, but that it likely won’t happen before next year.

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