SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- File sharing has often been plagued by time-consuming converting, filing, managing, uploading, and downloading. Today, Cloudup announced the launch of its free, easy-to-use, instant service for sharing any files or links by simply dragging-and-dropping them into the browser. Backed by funding of $2.875M from Charles River Ventures, Atlas Ventures and other prominent investors, Cloudup leads the industry in speed and uses HTML5 to ensure that both web and mobile users can instantly access what you're sharing regardless of device, operating systems, browsers or applications.
Cloudup users simply drag-and-drop videos, photos, music, links and files, such as YouTube videos, or Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents, to create a stream that can be shared instantly and securely with the recipient, not having to wait for uploads to complete. The stream can be password-protected or shared freely through Facebook or Twitter, and the recipient can immediately view and access the media without having to sign up for an account. Cloudup users can share up to 1,000 items - almost 200Gb - in their streams at no cost.
Founders Thianh Lu and Guillermo Rauch, who previously created educational technology start-up LearnBoost, developed Cloudup out of frustration with sharing services that took too much time converting, filing, managing and uploading - they simply wanted to share whatever, whenever.
"Cloudup is a different approach to sharing -- it's the fastest sharing experience and one that requires the least effort from the user, yet it provides instant gratification for the recipient," said Lu. "Today, we are excited to make Cloudup available to everybody."
"We leveraged the latest in HTML5 to create a truly real-time web app, where users can seamlessly stream content to any web or mobile browser," added Rauch. "With Cloudup, there's no waiting or downloading before you can view a file - share, and it's there."
Cloudup is designed with mobile users in mind by providing a fully responsive site that utilizes HTML5 in the browser. Consequently, Cloudup allows users to view any file type on mobile, including PDF, PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Mobile apps for Apple, Android and iOS devices will be available shortly. Cloudup is also available on the Mac as a desktop app that allows a user to quickly stream screenshots, files and links from his or her computer.
Cloudup is the free, easy-to-use, instantaneous and secure way to share videos, photos, music, links, files and documents. No more uploading, downloading and managing files and folders. Cloudup lets you share anything instantly by simply dragging-and-dropping. The San Francisco-based company is funded by Charles River Ventures and Atlas Ventures. For more information, visit Cloudup.com.
Note: Media can access and download Cloudup's video, screen shots and blog post by clicking on this stream: https://cloudup.com/cnh6WPa7ZMn.