GRAND JUNCTION, CO., OCTOBER 19, 2021 – Cloudrise is proud to represent the Western Slope as a 2021 Colorado Companies to Watch (“CCTW”) winner. The Grand Junction- headquartered company represents the entrepreneurial spirit of Western Colorado and is eager to continue making an impact on its community.

CCTW is a unique statewide awards program recognizing growing companies that fuel the economic fire of the state. Cloudrise is one of 50 winners from 1,100 nominations of Colorado’s most innovative, visionary, job-creating, impactful and successful second-stage entrepreneurs, focused on actively growing their businesses and expanding their networks. Cloudrise is one of only four winners from the Western Slope.

Happy to call Colorado home, Cloudrise has demonstrated the ability to build a technology company “between the coasts.” Founded by business and security entrepreneurs with 20+ years of experience in global markets, successful start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies, Cloudrise is focused on delivering seamless and integrated data protection, data privacy, and cloud security solutions to their customers.

“Thank you to our customers, investors, team members, supporting cast of family members, and our network of incredible work colleagues who have helped make this award a reality,” Cloudrise founder and CEO Rob Eggebrecht said. “Our goal for the community is to create opportunity, revenue, and employment in rural communities of Colorado. We are specifically focused on assisting and developing the student community within Mesa County and the Western Slope of Colorado.”

Rob is the Chair of the Computer Science and Cybersecurity Industry Advisory Council at Colorado Mesa University, where their goal is to enhance curriculum and programs for disciplines that would be a natural fit for a career in cybersecurity. Cloudrise’s founders are passionate about all the opportunities Colorado has to offer, including the great outdoors, a tremendous pool of talent, and communities where they can make an impact every day.

About Colorado Companies to Watch

CCTW honors the critical, yet often overlooked, second-stage companies from across the state for their undeniable community impact. The program represents a broad range of industries from every corner of the state, with winners recognized for their success in the marketplace, strong potential for growth, quality job creation and innovative products and processes. CCTW can be found at or on LinkedIn. To view the entire report, visit ColoradoBiz Magazine.

About Cloudrise

Combining decades of data protection expertise with modern technologies, Cloudrise focuses on securing data wherever it resides. They assist organizations by assessing, enabling, and managing their data protection and privacy programs. At Cloudrise, we are redefining data protection. Cloudrise can be found at or on LinkedIn.


Robert McLean
Sales and Marketing Operations Specialist