Andrew W. Houston
Ajay V. Vashee
Dennis M. Woodside
Quentin J. Clark
Senior Vice President of Engineering, Product & Design
Dropbox was founded in the year 2007. The company has been operational for almost 12 years now. The founder of the company was Drew Houston. Drew Houston was an MIT student, and he repeatedly used to forget bringing his flash drive to college. Therefore, this led to the concept of Dropbox. In the year 2007, Drew Houston had founded Evenflow Incorporated, which was the leading company behind Dropbox. Dropbox was officially launched at 2008 Tech Crunch Disrupt, which was an annual technology conference. Due to the trademark disputes between Proxy Incorporated and Evenflow, the domain name of Dropbox was changed to Getdropbox.com, until the year 2009, which was changed to just Dropbox.com. The same year, Evenflow was also renamed to Dropbox Incorporated.
The company's growth since its inception has been very much steady. By the year 2009, the number of users had crossed almost 1 million. By the end of the year, the number of users had crossed 3 million. As of the year 2011, the number of users had crossed 50 million, which was followed by 500 million as of the year 2016. Over the years, the company had acquired various other companies as well, which includes Tap Engage in the year 2012. The same year, the company had also acquired Audiogalaxy and also Snapjoy as well. Then in the year 2013, the company had acquired Endorse, which was a mobile coupon startup. The following year, the company had acquired Bubbli. This was followed by the acquisition of Cloud On in the year 2015. The company had also taken over the photo-sharing company known as Loom and also a document sharing company known as Hackpad. Hackpad was closed down in the year 2017, with the notes being migrated to Dropbox Paper. The company had received its first funding in the year 2007, with an amount of $1.2 million, which was followed by $6 million. In the year 2011, the company was planning to raise between $200 million and $300 million. In the year 2017, the company had achieved funding of almost $600 million via its IPO or Initial Public Offering. In the year 2014, the company had introduced streaming sync for its computer apps, so that upload or download of large files will be accelerated by almost more than two times. Then in the year 2015, the company had introduced Universal 2-Factor authentication for its services. The headquarters of the company is based on 33 Brannan Street. The name of the place is San Francisco, while the name of the state is California, USA. The pin code of the area is 94107.
Dropbox is an American company that focuses on providing a secure online platform for its users to share as well as store various types of computer files and also use it as a storage solution as well. The CEO of the company is Andrew W Houston. As of the year 2019, the Amazon Alexa rank of the company's website is at 80 places. The service is available in 17 different languages and also on popular Android, iOS, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows and Linux platforms. The company has a valuation of over $10 billion. As of the year 2014, the company was banned in China. In the year 2010, the company had received the Crunchie Award for being the Best Internet Application.
The primary services provided by the company include allowing customers to have an online platform to back up their files and data, which is developed and maintained by the company itself. The services of the company include cloud storage, personal cloud and client software and also file synchronization services as well.
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