Endurance International Group
|Industry:||Internet, Web hosting, Registrar|
Endurance International Group is a web hosting company, formerly known as BizLand. It was founded in 1997 as a company to help small businesses get onto the web quickly. After the tech bubble burst, BizLand resized and emerged as Endurance just before 2001, with only 14 employees. The new company began with customer acquisitions and the construction of back-end tools, eventually to move towards expanding their services.
Endurance is named after the ship of Sir Ernest Shackleton, who sailed across Antarctica in 1914. The ship Endurance was crushed by pack ice, but Shackleton's entire 28-man crew remained alive through their thousand-mile trek to safety, through open ocean and glaciers. That tale inspired Endurance CEO Hari Ravichandran to recreate BizLand after the .com crash.
It values customer service and open source data.