Highlights

Dropbox’s Cloud Storage Kings Drew Houston And Arash Ferdowsi Win Founder Of The Year Crunchie

TechCrunch, 2/10/2014

You know you’re doing something right when Silicon Valley rock stars are ditching cushy jobs at Google and Facebook to join your startup. This year’s Founder Of The Year Crunchie goes to the talent magnets at Dropbox, CEO Drew Houston and CTO Arash Ferdowsi.

Dropbox Tweaks Consumerization Model

Wall Street Journal, 1/22/2014

Dropbox is incredibly popular with consumers – it claims a whopping 200 million users – and, as it turns out, is also successfully making its way into the business market, claiming 4 million businesses and 97% of the Fortune 500.

7 Awesome Benefits of Using Dropbox

Babble, 11/22/2013

I use Dropbox because it is simple and functional. I mainly use it store important documents, pictures of my kids that I share out to family and friends, and enjoy the convenience of not having to sync anything.

Dropbox Aims at Business

New York Times, 11/13/2013

In a significant design step, Dropbox for Business can be allocated to new users or appear alongside an existing Dropbox customer’s personal account. The idea is to create a relatively seamless experience of managing business and personal data.

Dropbox revamps Dropbox for Business

Fortune, 11/13/2013

If you're a working professional and Dropbox user, you're in luck. With the revamped Dropbox for Business, accessing -- and separating -- your business and personal content on the cloud storage startup should soon be a quicker, simpler process.

In Sync

Wired, 9/17/2013

Dropbox has a radical plan: become the portal to your digital world – and join the ranks of Apple, Google, and Facebook.

Dropbox further promoting business angle with new apps hub

ZDNet, 9/12/2013

Dropbox is further pushing its business-friendly services into the spotlight with the addition of a new hub dedicated to third-party apps. The new page launching this week highlights some of the apps that integrate with Dropbox for Business and leverage the Dropbox Platform for fostering collaboration and facilitating identity management.

Dropbox hires top VMware techie with an eye on the enterprise

GigaOM, 8/9/2013

Dropbox has enlisted Matt Eccleston, one of the top technologists at VMware, as it plans a renewed assault on enterprise customers. Eccleston is well regarded in the virtualization circles and this is a big hire for Dropbox. After dominating the the consumer file-sync-and-store market, it’s now looking to make a concerted push into the enterprise.

Instagram Lead Designer Tim Van Damme Headed to Dropbox

AllThingsD, 7/16/2013

Dropbox is bulking up on its design talent. As I wrote on Monday, Tim Van Damme, Instagram’s lead designer, will be leaving the company a year and half after joining the photo-sharing startup.

Dropbox for the Enterprise ‘Will Be Dropbox’

WSJ, 7/10/2013

The market for file storage and sharing is crowded, but Dropbox seems to have the drop on Box, and others.

The secret to Dropbox's runaway success: Making it look easy

CITEworld, 7/10/2013

Dropbox makes it look easy, but it is not easy. Dropbox has taken one very complicated problem that's absolutely necessary to solve, and presented a deceptively simple solution to it. That's now what the company is promising to do for developers.

Dropbox Blows Up the Box, Connecting Every App, File, and Device

Wired, 7/9/2013

Today, at Dropbox’s first-ever developers conference, the company is officially launching a new set of coding tools designed to push Dropbox into every corner of your digital life. Not content to stay sequestered inside the box, the company’s co-founders are unveiling ways for developers to meld their service with every app on every device you own.

Dropbox for Business Arrives, Bringing Single Sign-On

Mashable, 4/10/2013

Dropbox began as a consumer-focused service, but as anyone who works with digital files knows, it has been adopted by businesses — both large and small — en masse.

Yahoo Deal Is the Latest Example of Dropbox Flexing Its Muscles

AllThingsD, 4/2/2013

Just two weeks after Dropbox beat Yahoo's efforts to buy young mobile email startup Mailbox, the cloud storage upstart just won prominent billing within Yahoo's own email product. How's that for a cherry on top?

Dropbox Hits Another Hiring Homerun With Rasmus Andersson, Facebook's Mobile Design Guru

TechCrunch, 3/22/2013

Dropbox has scored another big win on the staffing front. Rasmus Andersson, the Swedish designer and technologist who for the past two years has worked at Facebook leading the design of mobile products and working on product infrastructure, is leaving the social networking giant to join Dropbox.

Dropbox Buys Mailbox, an App With Some Buzz

WSJ, 3/15/2013

Dropbox is buying the owner of the buzzy Mailbox mobile app, making its first move into products outside its core file-sharing service. Under the deal, the 13 employees of Mailbox owner Orchestra Inc.-including alums of Apple, Stanford University and Ideo-will join Dropbox.

Dropbox clears 1 billion file uploads per day

CNET, 2/27/2013

People save 1 billion files every day to Dropbox's online storage service, Chief Executive Drew Houston said today at the Mobile World Congress show here.

Dropbox woos enterprise IT with new admin and security tools

InfoWorld, 2/13/2013

Dropbox for Teams lets admins monitor, control how members connect to file-sharing service and which documents they can share . Several file-sharing companies have been billed as "Dropbox for the enterprise." Turns out Dropbox wants that title as well.

New Dropbox For Teams Gives IT Deep Control And Visibility, Reveals More About Company's Next Chapter

TechCrunch, 2/12/2013

Dropbox for Teams has a new set of features that gives IT deep visibility and control over the way both individuals and groups use the service. The new features show how Dropbox is entering a new chapter in its evolution, pointing to a future where a significant aspect of its business will focus on the business market.

Dropbox Unveils Sync API For Mobile Developers, Allows Apps To Work With Cloud-Based Files As If They Were Local

TechCrunch, 2/6/2013

Dropbox is unveiling a brand new API for developers today that should give mobile app makers an excellent new tool to work with. The Dropbox Sync API allows apps for iOS and Android to treat files stored on a user's Dropbox account as if they were local, managing syncing, caching, offline access and tracking changes easily so that developers only have to worry about building an app, and not the storage and management of the files users create with said software.

Dropbox Adds Photo Sharing, Document Viewing

Forbes, 1/30/2013

The company is adding a new layer of photo and document features to give its users much more things they can do with their files. In other words, Dropbox is aiming to be more than just a file syncing or file storage service but a full-service way for people to use their digital files - which these days is increasingly in the cloud, not just on devices.

Dropbox drops onto more Samsung devices

CNET, 1/7/2013

Dropbox and Samsung are expanding their relationship with new integration on existing devices.

Dropbox Snags Google Exec And Python God Guido Van Rossum

Forbes, 12/7/2012

Dropbox has hired Google executive and programming guru Guido van Rossum. Van Rossum, originally from the Netherlands, is known for creating the Python programming language.

Dropbox: The Best Online Photo-Sharing Site

BloombergBusinessweek, 11/29/2012

Q: I know I'm late to this party, but what's the best photo-sharing service? A: There are so many photo-sharing sites that, like the Kardashians, it's impossible to keep up with them all. Let me make this simple: Use Dropbox.

Dropbox Is Now The Data Fabric Tying Together Devices For 100M Registered Users Who Save 1B Files A Day

TechCrunch, 11/13/2012

"At this scale, when you help people save 10 minutes or an hour, you're saving lifetimes of pain...And we're just getting started." That's what CEO Drew Houston thinks about his company hitting 100 million registered users and 1 billion files saved a day.

Recent articles

Does Dropbox for Business Have a Secret Weapon?

CMSwire, 3/7/2014

Get Organized: 5 Inventive Uses for Dropbox in Business

PC Mag, 3/3/2014

Dropbox: 7 Apps To Add On

InformationWeek, 2/26/2014

When It Comes to Transparency, Dropbox Is on to Something

Inc, 2/13/2014

Dropbox’s Cloud Storage Kings Drew Houston And Arash Ferdowsi Win Founder Of The Year Crunchie

TechCrunch, 2/10/2014

The World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Productivity

Fast Company, 2/10/2014

Dropbox: We'll conquer the enterprise by focusing on our 200 million users first

CITEworld, 1/28/2014

Dropbox Tweaks Consumerization Model

Wall Street Journal, 1/22/2014

Dropbox Steps Up Business Development With Hires From Facebook, Google and Spotify

Re/Code, 1/14/2014

Dropbox plants another distribution point on Dell devices

ZDNet, 1/7/2014

Dropbox chef brings innovation to food - changes menu daily

San Francisco Business Times, 12/20/2013

Mailbox’s iOS App Isn’t Just for Gmail Anymore

TIME, 12/17/2013

Inside Dropbox's plans for enterprise domination

NetworkWorld, 12/16/2013

7 Awesome Benefits of Using Dropbox

Babble, 11/22/2013

Dropbox has 4 million business customers. For them it now has a new Dropbox for business

GigaOm, 11/13/2013

Dropbox Aims at Business

New York Times, 11/13/2013

Dropbox Hits 200M Users, Unveils New “For Business” Client Combining Work And Personal Files

TechCrunc, 11/13/2013

Dropbox Now Automatically Saves Screenshots

PC Mag, 9/30/2013

In Sync

Wired, 9/17/2013

Mobile devices add 'Extra' dimension for Maria Menounos

USA Today, 9/3/2013

Dropbox hires top VMware techie with an eye on the enterprise

GigaOM, 8/9/2013

Dropbox Hires Former Salesforce VP to Build B2B Market

WSJ, 7/29/2013

Instagram Lead Designer Tim Van Damme Headed to Dropbox

AllThingsD, 7/16/2013

Dropbox for the Enterprise ‘Will Be Dropbox’

WSJ, 7/10/2013

Dropbox can help you get organized for your vacation and more

Examiner, 6/17/2013

BCBG Shares, Stores Content With Dropbox for Business

Apparel, 5/15/2013

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What is Dropbox?

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere, and share them easily. Any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your phone or iPad, and the Dropbox website. Dropbox also makes it easy to share with others. And if your computer melts down, you can restore all your files from the Dropbox website with a couple clicks.

Global growth

  • Dropbox has more than 275,000,000 users.
  • People save one billion files to Dropbox every 24 hours.
  • Dropbox is offered in fifteen languages with users in over 200 countries.
  • Dropbox is used in over 4 million businesses with presence in 97 percent of Fortune 500 companies.
  • 100,000 active apps have been built on the Dropbox Platform.

Company background

  • Founded: June 2007
  • Product launch: September 2008
  • Dropbox for Business: In October 2011, Dropbox launched Dropbox for Business (formerly Teams) with administrative controls and plenty of space for workplace collaboration.
  • Dropbox Developer platform supports thousands of apps including Docs to Go, CloudOn, GoodReader, 1Password, with millions of monthly actives.
  • Funding: $257.2 M from Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Index Ventures, Benchmark Capital, Goldman Sachs, Greylock Partners, Institutional Venture Partners, RIT Capital Partners, and Valiant Capital Partners.

How Dropbox works

Dropbox makes all your files available to you from any computer or phone. It's as easy as adding any file to your Dropbox folder. You can start working at the office and finish from home without ever needing to think about where your files are - they are always with you.


Joining Dropbox is easy: installing the Dropbox software (free for Windows, Mac and Linux) creates a special folder on your computer. Anything you add to this Dropbox folder will automatically save to all your computers and to the Dropbox website. You can also invite people to share any folder in your Dropbox. This makes Dropbox perfect for team projects or sharing photos with family or friends - it will be as if you are saving straight to their desktop. The Dropbox mobile apps (free for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry) let you take your life on the road. And because Dropbox keeps a one month history of your work, you can go back in time to fix mistakes or rescue deleted files.


Dropbox offers 2 GB free to start and you can earn up to 16 GB additional space for referring friends, or upgrade to a Pro account with up to 500 GB and 32 GB for referrals. Dropbox for Business accounts start at 1 TB for 5 users. Learn more at www.dropbox.com/pricing.

The story of Dropbox

Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi. Frustrated by working from multiple computers, Drew was inspired to create a service that would let people bring all their files anywhere, with no need to email around attachments. Drew coded a demo of Dropbox and showed it to fellow MIT student Arash Ferdowsi, who dropped out with only one semester left to help make Dropbox a reality. Guiding their decisions was a relentless focus on crafting a simple and reliable experience across every computer and phone.

Features

Your photos, docs and videos, anywhere

Any file you save to Dropbox also instantly saves to your computers, phones, and the Dropbox website.

  • Work even when offline. You always have your files, whether or not you have a connection.
  • Your files are always available from the secure Dropbox website.
  • Dropbox works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android and BlackBerry.

Simple sharing

Shared folders and links allow people to work together and send large files in a snap.

  • Invite friends, family or teammates to a folder. It'll be as if you saved the folder to their computers.
  • See other people's changes instantly.
  • Create a link to files and folders in your Dropbox to friends and coworkers - even if they don't use Dropbox.

Dropbox mobile

Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, and BlackBerry keep your Dropbox always at hand.

  • Bring your files with you when you're on the go.
  • Edit files in your Dropbox from your phone.
  • Share freely with family and friends.
  • Automatically upload your photos and videos to Dropbox (available for Android).

Your stuff is safe

Dropbox protects your files without you needing to think about it.

  • Dropbox keeps a one-month history of your work.
  • Any changes can be undone, and files can be undeleted.
  • Transmission of files occurs over an encrypted channel (SSL) where supported, and files are encrypted when stored on Dropbox's servers.

Press Releases

Dropbox Announces Deep Integration with New Samsung Galaxy Camera and Galaxy Note II

August 30, 2012

Dropbox, a free service that lets you bring your documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily, today announced a deep integration with the recently released Samsung Galaxy Camera and Galaxy Note II. With these integrations, Dropbox users can now enjoy a seamless content syncing experience across all Samsung devices.

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Dropbox Introduces Links For Extremely Simple, Fast Sharing

April 23, 2012

Dropbox, a free service that lets people bring their documents, photos, and videos anywhere and share them easily, today announced an even easier way for people to instantly share the things that matter most, with just a link. Now documents, photos, and videos can be shared simply by creating and sending a link to friends, family, or colleagues, whether they are Dropbox users or not.

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Dropbox Now Open for Business

October 27, 2011

Dropbox, a free service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily, today introduced Dropbox for Teams. More than 45 million people already depend on Dropbox, and with Dropbox for Teams, businesses can now experience the same ease-of-use along with new administrative controls, centralized billing, phone support, and plenty of space for everyone on the team.

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Dropbox Raises $250 Million in Series B Funding

October 18, 2011

Dropbox, a service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily, announced today that it has completed a $250 million Series B financing. The company will use the funds to accelerate its rapid growth, make acquisitions, pursue strategic partnerships, and grow the team.

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Dropbox Reveals Tremendous Growth With Over 200 Million Files Saved Daily by More Than 25 Million People

April 18, 2011

Dropbox, a free service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos anywhere and share them easily, announced today that more than 25 million people have joined Dropbox and are using it to save more than 200 million files every day. These files are available from any computer, smartphone or iPad.

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