Steek (brand)

Steek (brand)

Infobox_Company
company_name = Steek
company_type = Private
company_
slogan = the white label web2.0 online data management company.
key_people = Christophe Camborde, Chairman and managing director, Founder
Yannick Lacastaigneratte, Chief Operating Officer, Founder
Arnaud Roudsovsky,Research & Development Director , Founder
foundation = 2002
location = Bordeaux, France
num_employees = 40
industry = Technology
homepage = [http://www.steek.com Steek]

Steek provides integrated online multimedia data storage, file sharing, and automated backup services to Telecom operators, ISPs and portals. Multimedia data storage as Value-added service enhances end-user experience, and solidifies customer loyalty and satisfaction. Steek architecture has been designed to allow portals and ISPs to easily build and launch Value Added Services based on online data storage and sharing. Its services include online storage, file hosting, and file sharing.

History

Steek was founded in 2001 with a mission to develop data management products for the individual consumer and for small and medium-sized businesses (SOHO market). The Steek team dedicated the company’s initial two years exclusively for research and development. Intense work began, geared toward producing powerful and user-friendly data management tools.

In 2004, Steek launched the first offer intended for the SOHO market. Yellow Backup is a data management service which capitalizes on the increasing profusion of broadband networks in major companies.

In 2005, Steek developed a service for the customers of a telecom network. By applying its research on this type of product, Steek develops its expertise in cooperation with major partners. Mid-year, Steek unveils a data sharing tool scheduled for implementation at Neuf Cegetel [cite web
url = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vYtK2YYeOI
title = interview of François-Xavier Rousselot, Neuf Cegetel
publisher = Youtube
date = August 30, 2007
] [cite web
url = http://www.silicon.fr/fr/silicon/news/2006/02/02/neuf-telecom-lance-neuf-giga-service-stockage
title = Neuf Telecom lance 'Neuf giga' -un service de stockage (in french)
publisher = Silicon
date = February 02, 2006
] [cite web
url = http://www.neteco.com/80730-camborde-agematis-neuf-giga-steek-neuf-cegetel.html
title = Agematis a conçu Neuf Giga à partir de Steek, pour Neuf Cegetel (in french)
publisher = Neteco
date = September 25, 2007
] by year’s end.

In 2006, Steek raised a Series A round of €2.5 million [cite web
url = http://www.journaldunet.com/solutions/breve/8260/stockage-en-ligne-agematis-leve-2-5-millions-d-euros.shtml
title = Stockage en ligne : Agematis lève 2,5 millions d'euros (in french)
publisher = Journal du net
date = January 15, 2007
] from Innovacom [cite web
url = http://www.innovacom.com/portfolio_entsoft.jsp
title = Innovacom Enterprise Software portfolio
publisher = Innovacom
date = May 11, 2007
] and gets first developments with international partners. Steek was also one of the 47 Best Innov of the 13th edition of Capital IT in Paris [cite web
url = http://www.neteco.com/53794-retour-en-force-de-l-internet-a-capital-it.html
title = Retour en force de l'internet à Capital IT (in french)
publisher = Neteco
date = April 26, 2006
] .

On February 15, 2007, Steek launched SteekR a retail online storage and sharing space [cite web
url = http://www.steek.com/2007/02/08/steek-ears/
title = Steekr eAR
publisher = Steek
date = February 8, 2007
] and provides Orange's portal Voila.fr a similar solution called "MaClé" [cite web
url = http://www.echosdunet.net/news/breve_4410_orange+se+met+web+20+voila+stockage+ligne.html
title = Orange se met au Web 2.0 et Voila au stockage en ligne (in french)
publisher = Echos du net
date = July 20, 2007
] . At the end of 2007, Steek provides Netvibes [cite web
url = http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS164503+12-Dec-2007+MW20071212
title = Agematis to provide Netvibes with personal online storage technology for its millions of users
publisher = Reuters
date = December 12, 2007
] an online file storage and sharing service. Fully integrated in the new Ginger version of the Netvibes site, the service will be available on the personalized pages of Netvibes users as well as in Netvibes universes.Steek provides Orb [cite web
url = http://www.steek.com/2007/08/31/orb-and-agematis-demonstrate-orb-online/
title = Orb and Steek demonstrate “Orb Online”
publisher = Steek
date = August 31, 2007
] with online storage in order to allow Orb's user to stream their content without using their PCs.Steek partners with PNY [cite web
url = http://www.silicon.fr/fr/silicon/news/2007/07/19/pny-associe-cl-usb-stockage
title = PNY associe clé USB et stockage virtuel (in french)
publisher = Silicon.fr
date = July 19, 2007
] in order to provide additionnal online storage to the storage USB key bought by retail customers.

Steek currently has over 1.4 million users.

At the beginning of 2008, Steek announced [cite web
url = http://www.steek.com/2008/03/10/55/
title = Steek Communication Release
publisher = Steek
date = March 10, 2008
] that the company will operate only under the "Steek" brand name and that the Agematis name will no longer be used. In April, Steek announced a new version SteekR V2 of its online storage and sharing space [cite web
url = http://www.zataz.com/communique-presse/16771/Steekr-Version-2--steek.html
title = Steek annonce la version 2 de SteekR, sa solution de stockage et de partage de fichiers en ligne. SteekR V2 facilite l'accès aux contenus numériques et accentue son orientation Web 2.0. (in french)
publisher = Zataz
date = March 25, 2007
] .

Products

Steek's products include:
* SteekUP: Automated Online Backup. SteekUP secures, protects, and continuously updates all the end-user personal data [cite web
url = http://www.macworld.com/article/60852/2007/09/dec07workingmac.html?t=228
title = Easy online backups
publisher = Mac World
date = November 6, 2007
] .
* SteekR: Online Convergent Hard Drive. SteekR allows the end-user to store, access, share and run multimedia and data files from anywhere. With SteekR, users can:
** Store music, photos, videos and data files online and access them anywhere.
** Use a mobile or IP TV to access stored files
** Stream and play multimedia files in a browser, anywhere and anytime with no downloading required.
** Use SteekR content to populate a blog or an RSS feed.

ee also

* Comparison of one-click hosters

References

External links

* [http://www.steek.com steek.com]
* [http://www.steek.com/category/blog/ Blog]
* [http://www.youtube.com/user/SteekMktg Tutorials videos (YouTube channel)]


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