Space Monkey

Space Monkey is an affordable subscription-based data storage solution that is taking the cloud out of the datacenter, creating a faster and more durable way to store data from any device. Space Monkey combines the benefits of local hardware storage and cloud storage by providing a device that stores one terabyte of online storage. Space Monkey provides central access and sharing from anywhere in the world, and from any device including iOS and Android mobile devices, Windows, Mac and Linux clients, as well as any other web browser enabled technology. Founded by entrepreneurs, Clint Gordon-Carroll and Alen Peacock in July 2011, Space Monkey is headquartered in Midvale, UT, a suburb of Salt Lake City. For more information, please visit:

about the company


Clint is a co-founder of Space Monkey and leads the product team. His career in technology began more than 15 years ago as a technical marketing manager at Microsoft, where he was responsible for Windows NT & 98 launch activities. After spending several years at Microsoft, Clint joined Novell managing the strategic technical relationship between IBM and Novell’s SUSE Linux development teams. Previously, Clint served as a product manager at Mozy, the online backup service company, where he worked closely with customers, key executives and engineers to improve nearly every aspect of the growing cloud service. Most recently, he was the community product manager at Backcountry, the premier online outdoor retailer, where he was instrumental in delivering a social commerce strategy that leveraged thousands of passionate customers to create hundreds of thousands of user generated content for the site. Clint earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Utah Valley University. He currently lives in Salt Lake City, UT with his family.

Alen is the co-founder and leads the technology team at Space Monkey. He began his career with a brief stint in the financial industry before assuming a staff position at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory. At MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, Alen focused on research in mobile ad hoc networking environments and wrote network emulation software that is still in use at the lab. After leaving MIT, he authored the open-source project, “flud backup” which was an experimental peer-to-peer backup system. In 2004, Alen became a software engineer at Novell where he helped design migration tools for customers moving from NetWare to Linux. Most recently, Alen served as a senior software engineer at Mozy, where he was created the horizontally scalable backend distribution system. Alen has been recognized for his contributions to IEEE’s Security & Privacy Magazine as well as O’Reilly’s Security and Usability. He received a master’s degree in computer science from Brigham Young University currently lives in Provo, UT.

Space Monkey in the press

Oct. 13, 2016

New Star Wars Rogue One trailer [UPDATE: Full collection and super-cut]

New Star Wars Rogue One trailer [UPDATE: Full collection and super-cut]It’s time again to begin diving in on our yearly Star Wars film, Rogue One – A Star Wars Story. That is, Star Wars: Rogue One, a Star Wars Anthology film, as it might have been called in the spring of 2015. Below is a very brief, but very beautiful look at the costumes of the next Star Wars film. That’s the same Saw we saw in the Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon series. Above: Rogue One Black Series action figure “Cassian Andor.”Below: Rogue One Black Series action figure “Jyn Erso.”The Star Wars Show delivered a set of Star Wars Rogue One toys as well, along with details about their relase (as seen in the next video on our list.)

June 18, 2014

How to fund a hardware startup? Crowdfunding vs VC explained

It means that hardware startups are now VC fundable. New business models for the hardware revolutionWhat are hardware startups? [LIVEBLOG] The Connected Conference, the first international conference dedicated to the Internet of Things, hosted this afternoon in Paris a panel dedicated to hardware funding. Raising money from VCs is easier after a crowdfunding campaign is easier since you can already prove you have customer attention and you are market fit. Barbara Belvisi presents four innovative business models for hardware business models:– HaaS – Hardware as a Service, meaning selling your product through monthly subscription, like Space Monkey.

Jan. 22, 2014

The Cloud Is Not Green

The fact that companies are willing to go to these lengths is an admission that cloud energy costs are a big problem. In a world in which we are increasingly tied to our mobile devices, we are also increasingly contributing to cloud power consumption. My own company, Space Monkey, hopes to make data centers obsolete for cloud storage. The Cloud isn’t green, and its negative environmental impact grows each day. To fix that, we need to go beyond today’s highly centralized data centers.

April 27, 2013

Space Monkey Brings Peer-to-Peer Storage to the Cloud

Co-founders Alen Peacock and Clint Gordon-Carroll led the creation of Space Monkey, an encrypted peer-to-peer cloud storage network. Space Monkey is cloud storage on your desktop, but it works differently than services we've become accustomed to, like Dropbox or Google Drive. For a $10 per month subscription, you get 1TB of storage and an included Space Monkey unit. Space Monkey notably won a "best overall" award at the LAUNCH Festival 2012 in San Francisco, Calif.What do you think about the idea of a peer-to-peer cloud storage network versus a traditional cloud system with large data centers? Because your data is spread geographically throughout the storage network, Space Monkey could keep your data safer in the face of natural catastrophes that normally might affect large data centers more directly.

April 1, 2013

Space Monkey Founders Show Off Their P2P Storage System, Prepare For Kickstarter Campaign

In the next few weeks, they plan to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund their efforts to actually bring Space Monkey to market. We’ve written about Google Ventures-backed Space Monkey before, but last week we actually got to film the peer-to-peer storage service in-action. He browses the folders he’s stored on Space Monkey, then starts playing music without any noticeable delay. You can see Gordon-Carroll walk through the Space Monkey interface towards the end of the video above. Co-founder Clint Gordon-Carroll described the technology as “our way of disrupting the cloud” — you store your data on your own Space Monkey device, but it’s then encrypted and backed up on other devices across the company’s user network.

March 6, 2013

Urban Storage Startup Boxbee Wins Best New Startup Prize At Launch, Zillabyte Takes Enterprise With Its ‘Pandora For Leads’

By the way, last year’s best new startup winner, the peer-to-peer storage company, Space Monkey, also took the stage today to update the audience on its progress. Meanwhile, a Y Combinator-backed startup called Zillabyte won the “Best Enterprise 2.0” award. Boxbee, Zillabyte, and Jawfish comprised the big three winners from Launch’s 12 total categories, which will see a total of $2 million in funding distributed between them. Boxbee, a startup that’s looking to make urban storage (not of the digital variety) less of a pain in the ass, just won the best new startup award at the Launch conference in San Francisco. The San Francisco-based Boxbee took home the best overall new startup award this year based on its plans to breathe new life into the messy offline world of urban storage.

July 11, 2012

P2P Storage Startup Space Monkey Raises $2.25M Led By Google Ventures And Venture51

Space Monkey, the startup offering a peer-to-peer alternative to cloud storage services like Dropbox, just raised $2.25 million in a seed round of funding. For example, he notes that by introducing the Space Monkey device, users no longer need to keep their computers online at all times. Copies of those files are also distributed in chunks to other Space Monkey devices, allowing for remote access and backup. In the first week alone, Gordon-Carroll says Space Monkey saw 10,000 sign ups. At the conference, Space Monkey had already raised $750,000.

April 16, 2009

iPhone App Giveaway Spree: Hundreds of Promo codes. Here. Now.

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July 10, 2008

Space Monkey Travels to Apple App Store Today

Space Monkey can be purchased for $9.99 from Apple’s App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at itunes. Glu Mobile started selling gaming titles for the iPhone and iPod today with the launch of Space Monkey. ) By spinning throughout the galaxy Space Monkey must grab junk, deflect hazards and fight enemies that are trying to stop the hairy garbage collector. (Hopefully Space Monkey belongs to a good Union. This version of Space Monkey adds new features.

Oct. 27, 2007

Mobile Gaming News Roundup

Verizon Wireless and SkyZone Entertainment announced a partnership this week to provide South Koreans greater access to SkyZone’s mobile gaming archive. Popular titles include Duke Nukem Mobile, Extreme Hangman, Snake Mayhem 2, Rocky Boxing and the Scoop Twist franchise. Glu, a mobile game publisher, announced its lineup for the first half of 2008 at the CTIA Wireless I.T. His character design won Konami Digital Entertainment’s design contest for the Contra 4 mobile game. Each week MobileCrunchArcade compiles the biggest news from the world of mobile gaming.

March 27, 2006

Connecting Asia's startup ecosystem