[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

Backupify, a provider of online backup services for cloud application data and social media content, has secured $9 million in Series C funding from Symantec, as well as existing investors Avalon Ventures, General Catalyst Partners and Lowercase Capital. In combination with previous funding, the company has now raised a total of $19.5 million. Backupify will apply the funds to accelerate further development and adoption of its backup solutions, and support for additional online services.

Over the last three years, Backupify has safeguarded data for more than 5,000 businesses, backing up more than 300 terabytes of data stored including more than two billion emails, says the company.