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Box History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Box?

Box was founded by Aaron Levie, Dylan Smith, Jeff Queisser, and Sam Ghods.

When did the first design and development efforts start at Box?

Box starts its first design and development efforts in October 2004.

When was the first domain name purchased at Box?

Box purchased the box.net domain name in November 2004.

When did Box publicly launch its first product/service?

Box launched its first servie in beta on January 2005.

When was Box incorporated?

Box was incorporated as Box.Net Inc. in April 2005 and amended its name to Box Inc. in November 2011.

When was the first domain name purchased at Box?

Box purchased the box.com domain name in September 2011.

How much venture capital was raised by Box?

Box raised more than $550 M USD in 11 funding rounds. 

When did Box go public?

Box started trading on the NYSE in January 2015.

Where was Box headquartered?

Box was/is headquartered in Redwood City, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Box?


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Month 12

What was the version 1 of Box like?

JAN 2005

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Box?

2004 to 2007

2008 to 2011

2012 to 2015

What were some of the extra materials about Box?

Articles of Incorporation.pdf

2005 APR Articles of Incorporation

2011 JAN Delivering innovation for the enterprise by Aaron Levie

2012 JAN Aaron Levie of Box at TWiST

Form S-1.pdf

2014MAR  Form S-1

2014 OCT How to start a startup by Aaron Levie

2017 APR How to build a product by Aaron Levie