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Dropbox is the simple, powerful file storage service that provides a solution for users and businesses to collaborate, access and share files from any device at any time.

https://www.dropbox.com/
MIN. INVESTMENT

$20,600 US

MARKET

Cloud Hosting/Storage

INVESTED TO DATE

$1.1B

VALUATION

$10.38B

Dropbox, Inc. - Leadership | Management & Board

MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

Andrew (Drew) Houston - Co-Founder & CEO

Houston graduated from MIT with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science in 2006. After graduation, he formed Accolade, an online SAT prep startup. In 2007, Houston teamed up with fellow MIT student Arash Ferdowsi to form Dropbox. They were selected and graduated from Y Combinator’s incubator program.

Houston was named one of the most promising players aged 30 and under by Business Week, and Dropbox has been touted as Y Combinator's most successful investment to date. Houston was named among the top 30 under-30 entrepreneurs by inc.com, named to MIT Technology Review’s TR35 list honoring the world’s top innovators under 35. He was also included in Fortune’s “40 Under 40. He is one of the youngest billionaires in the world with $1.04B (#18 on Forbes list of America’s Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40).1, 2 

Arash Ferdowsi - Co-Founder & CTO

Ferdowsi attended MIT, where he left in his last year, 2006, to focus on Dropbox. He co-founded Dropbox with Houston in 2007. Inc. Magazine named Ferdowsi to its 2011 "30 Under 30" top entrepreneurs list, Fortune Magazine named Ferdowsi to its 2011 "40 Under 40" list and TechCrunch awarded Ferdowsi a Crunchie for "Founder Of The Year." 3

Dennis Woodside - COO

Woodside has been the COO of Dropbox since 2014. Previously, he was the CEO of Motorola Mobility after its acquisition by Google. He joined Google in 2003 and was the VP of America Operations for Google, responsible for leading sales operations in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Woodside graduated from Cornell University in 1991 and graduated from Stanford Law School in 1994.4

 

NOTABLE BOARD MEMBERS & ADVISERS5

 

Bryan Schreier - Sequoia Capital

Schrier has been a partner at Sequoia Capital for 9 years and previously held positions at Morgan Stanley and Google. He has made 34 Investments in 13 companies including Trulia.

Condoleeza Rice Ph.D - RiceHadleyGates

Rice is the Denning Professor in Global Business and Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. She served as the 66th Secretary of State of the US. and President George W. Bush’s Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.

John Lilly - Greylock Partners

Lilly is a partner at Greylock Partners. He has made 17 investments in 12 companies including Instagram and Tumblr.

Pejman Nozad - Founder of Pear Ventures & Angel Investor

Pejman was named by Forbes in 2012 as "one of the most successful angel investors." He has 15+ years experience investing in tech start-ups, invested in 100+ startups and seeded Dropbox, Zoosk and Lending Club.

 

Sources: 

1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drew_Houston

2. http://www.forbes.com/profile/drew-houston

3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arash_Ferdowsi

4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Woodside

5. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/dropbox/advisors