Internxt Profile

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Internxt is a cloud-based storage tool with a security-first approach. 

Founder(s): Fran Villalba Segarra

Industry: Tech

Founded in: 2020

Location: Spain

Interview With Fran Villalba Segarra

Describe your product or service:

“Secure cloud storage.”

Describe your company values and mission:

“Providing secure and private services to users.”

How did you come up with and validate your startup idea? Tell us the story!

“After working for years in the cloud industry, it became glaringly apparent how much the world needed honest and truly secure internet solutions. We all hear, almost daily, about companies and users getting hacked, corporations violating privacy, blackmail and phishing schemes, and so on.

We need an internet that respects the user. One that is private, secure, decentralized, free, open-source, that’s built and cares for you, the user. And that’s how Internxt came into being. We design and build world-class applications that respect your privacy.

Since 2020, we’ve been working hard to create powerful tools for a safer and more private internet that respects its users.

Internxt’s mission is to help shape a new digital world that respects privacy rights and bolsters honest and ethical conduct online. 

The right to privacy is a fundamental right, and we want to ensure that it remains so. To accomplish this, we are releasing a series of services, all sharing the common goal of helping humanity protect its fundamental right to privacy.”

How did you come up with your startup’s name? Did you have other names you considered?

“Internxt refers to the internet next generation.”

Did you always want to start your own business? What made you want to become an entrepreneur?

“Yes, studying international business.”

Did you encounter any roadblocks when launching your startup? If so, what were they and what did you do to solve them?

“Competitors like Dropbox and Google Drive, which are very big.”

Who is your target market? How did you establish the right market for your startup?

“24 to 34-year-old users who care about privacy.”

What’s your marketing strategy?

“Organic online marketing and ads.”

How did you acquire your first 100 customers?

“Marketing online.”

What are the key customer metrics / unit economics / KPIs you pay attention to to monitor the health of your business?

“ROI mainly, can provide more information further”

What’s your favorite startup book and podcast?

“Nathan Latka.”

Is there a tool, app, or resource that you swear by to help run your startup?


What is something that surprised you about entrepreneurship?

“It can be difficult sometimes, and it’s very important to prevent things.”

How do you achieve work/life balance as a founder?

“Work with the teams and allow having free time.”

What is a strategy you use to stay productive and focused?

“Rely on my team and have things clear.”

What was your first job and what did it teach you?

“Marketing at Hostinger. I learned a lot of things, as I haven’t studied that area.”

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