Steve Banfield:

Interesting, but not sure why a simple software solution wouldn’t be better. The only use case I can think of is the home or workgroup where everyone is using tablets or laptops exclusively, so this fills the gap with the always on/always connected device that would otherwise require a stationary PC or Mac.

Originally posted on VentureBeat:

transporterThe gates have literally and metaphorically opened for Connected Data today.

This company officially emerged out of stealth mode, is within days of shipping its first batch of devices, and announced $6 million in its first round of funding. Connected Data manufactures the Transporter, a piece of hardware that is “online, but off-cloud” for privately sharing, accessing, and protecting files.

The investment was led by a diiptych of gates- Floodgate and Northgate Capital, who are paving the way for Connected Data to distribute their product nationwide.

The Transporter’s $100,000 Kickstarter campaign launched in December and successfully brought in $260,000 from 1,055 backers. Since then, Connected Data signed a deal with a large technology distributor and partnered with national retailers to bring the Transporter to market.

Using the Transporter, people can communicate and shares files with computers and other Transporters from anywhere in the world. It enables communication and global access…

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