Looks like there’s a new record for the fastest crowdfunding of $1 million, and it ain’t for a movie this time – it’s for a server company that’s trying to wean businesses off the public cloud. I wrote about Protonet, a German startup that makes secure servers for small teams, last July. It was just after the Snowden revelations began, and the company had duly picked up a $1.2 million investment to help it attract business customers who were suddenly extra-cautious around U.S.-hosted cloud services. There’s no sales pitch like being told your current supplier could be forced to give up your sensitive information to foreign spies. Now Protonet is onto the third version of its orange box. This …

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Secure server firm Protonet crowdfunds $1M in just an hour and a half


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