In 2015, Rewind began with the idea of going back. It all started with the world’s top ecommerce platform, Shopify. Merchants needed a “magic undo” button that helped them recover from catastrophic data loss. So we built and launched it. Since then, over 45,000 merchants have used it to protect their store.
Shortly after launch, BigCommerce contacted us and requested we build Rewind for BigCommerce. We launched Rewind for BigCommerce in 2017.
The inflection point for Rewind was when customers started asking us to back up their non-ecommerce platforms. The first was QuickBooks and it fundamentally changed the game for Rewind. As the company grew from a few customers to tens of thousands; a new idea of “who we want to be” started to blossom.
The reality is that today’s businesses are entrusting their vital data to the cloud and SaaS companies at an unprecedented rate. The average company relies on a dozen or more software tools in their tech stack.
However, Backup-as-a-Service providers have essentially ignored this area of cloud computing. In the symbiotic relationship of SaaS providers and SaaS users, each party has its own level of responsibility for protecting and backing up data. Yet, no one is helping SMBs manage this responsibility.
The “Can you build this?” requests have not stopped – they’ve only accelerated. And we’ve listened to those requests. We’ve launched a beta for Trello and we are exploring BaaS solutions for GitHub, Jira, and Zendesk. And there are many, many more on the list.
Along the way we’ve also expanded our features, adding Staging to the Rewind platform. Rewind Staging protects your production data by helping you copy it to a second account, where you can test, modify, and play around without worrying about destroying your production data.
What’s become apparent is the growing need people have to safeguard data. Our Backup and Staging tools may be straightforward in nature but how companies use data is limitless.
So starting today, Rewind has a new mission. Rewind will protect all the vital business data that’s stored in the cloud. You have put in too much time and effort, for all your hard-earned data to instantly disappear. Rewind will help you protect and control all the information you rely on, each and every day.
With new platforms on the horizon and new products, we felt it was time for a new identity. One that reflects the fact that Rewind isn’t only backups – it’s a tool that will help protect your business.
A New Look For A New Mission
As our mission became more clear, it was evident that we needed a new logo. Something that protects. Something with direction – going forward and backwards. Something that returns to the way things were.
We started with an arrow. It’s been prominent in Rewind’s logo since day one. It’s simple, succinct, sturdy. But as we iterated on different designs, the arrow slowly transformed into something else. And within a sea of ideas, one idea kept rising to the surface.
Used by Aboriginal Australians for thousands of years, a boomerang is one of civilization’s first multi-tools. They were used as hunting weapons, musical instruments, and fire-starters.
A boomerang is a powerful tool. It solves many problems in many ways. It helps you control your environment, find efficiencies, and save time. Rewind builds tools that online businesses use in the same way.
A boomerang is constantly evolving: The modern boomerang is a byproduct of consistent studying, designing, and tweaking. People devote their lives to making them faster, lighter, and fly farther. A constant need to solve problems and to strive for the best.
And a perfectly thrown boomerang comes back to where it started its journey.
Going forward you will see the boomerang across everything we do. Our team has done an incredible job to bring this new look to life. We are beyond excited for the future and honoured to protect the business you’ve worked hard to build.