Austin’s Caringo ringing up more jobs
Job seekers may want to keep an eye on Austin-based software company Caringo Inc.
The company has more than half a dozen job openings now, including director of marketing, lead technical support engineer, senior software architect/engineer and senior software quality engineer. But the number of available positions is bound to rise after Caringo’s recent $5 million haul of venture capital.
Caringo CEO Mark Goros (photo) says the company’s headcount “will go up significantly by the end of the year.” A specific figure wasn’t available.
Currently, Caringo employs 36 people, yet an unspecified number of them are located away from the Austin headquarters. The Austin office is at 901 S. MoPac Expressway. To see a LinkedIn profile for Caringo, click here.
On July 26, Caringo announced it snagged $5 million in funding from private sources and two Texas institutional investors. None of the investors was named. In May, the company disclosed it had raised $1.9 million of the $5 million.
“During an economically difficult time for many technology companies, when several vendors have scaled back or even gone under completely, this investment round is an endorsement that Caringo is on the right path to success and future growth,” Goros says. “We look forward to a successful expansion phase thanks to this investment.”
In 2008, Caringo said it received an undisclosed amount of funding from Austin Ventures and Vodafone Ventures Ltd. A year earlier, the company indicated it was trying to raise $5 million. Caringo collected $830,000 in seed funding in 2005.
The company, which develops data storage software, was founded in 2005 by Goros along with Paul Carpentier, chief technology officer, and Jonathan Ring, president. Goros lives in California, Carpentier in Belgium and Ring in Austin.
Caringo has business relationships with companies like Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Co., Intel Corp. and Xerox Corp. Customers include the San Diego Supercomputer Center, international law firm Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, and the Center of Inherited Disease Research at Johns Hopkins University.
For an overview of Caringo’s products, click here.
To watch a video about Caringo’s CloudFolder product, click here.