|Developer(s)||Infinit International Inc.|
|Initial release||November 2013|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows
OS X 10.7+
Infinit is a file transfer service operated by Infinit International Inc. The Infinit product takes the form of a native client running on OS X (10.7+) and Windows. In 2015 its Linux and iOS native clients should be released.
The product enables users to send files to each other through a simple drag/drop process. The data is transferred by connecting directly to the recipient in a peer-to-peer configuration, as opposed to the server-centric model used by cloud services. The service has been reported to be faster than the competitive solutions, including Apple's local file transfer protocol AirDrop. In addition, the files are encrypted before being transferred and are never stored in the cloud (on a third-party machine). Files are encrypted before leaving the sender's computer so that third-parties cannot view the files; only the recipient can decrypt them.
It was reported the company had a $0.5 million investment from Alive Ideas and other business angels and after 4 months in stealth mode, the company released its first product, its file transfer app for Mac.
Infinit was a member of the second season of Le Camping, a Paris-based startup accelerator, participating in a 6-month program from September 2011 to March 2012. Infinit was selected in July 2013 by Agoranov, a research-based startup incubator in Paris.
Infinit has been mentioned in some startup competitions such as Qualcomm QPrize 2012 and in March 2014 it was one of the 13 companies selected (among over 1000 applicants) by Techstars, a mentorship-driven startup incubator, to join its New York City program. By May 2014 the company raised an additional $1.8 million investment from Alven Capital Partners and 360 Capital Partners.
One of its core innovations is its file system, which allows the service to transfer -and eventually store- an unlimited amount of data. By clearly distinguishing between data, objects and catalogs any usage requirements can be met.
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