Mozy Follows Avamar with Investor Harvest Courtesy of EMC

When I sat with Mozy CEO Josh Coates in Walt Mossberg’s office in Washington, DC back in May of 2006 I could tell something special was happening. Walt was talking about timing a Wall Street Journal review of Mozy with the launch of a new product. He was convinced that Mozy was something special. Well, when one of the top tech reporters in the world responds like that in a product briefing, the high tech PR professional’s heart starts pumping a little harder.  

That experience comes to mind as I note EMC’s acquisition of Mozy for $76M announced this past week. Funny thing, this is the second client PilmerPR has helped launch that has been acquired by EMC. The first was Avamar, which went for $165M in 2006. We worked hard for two years helping Avamar gain traction with editors, analysts and ultimately investors. 

We take these successful investor harvest events as a compliment regarding PilmerPR’s expertise in launching emerging small businesses  that want to be taken seriously as category leaders.

About the Author:

As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.

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