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Dropbox History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Dropbox?

Dropbox was founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi.

When did Dropbox purchase its domain names?

Dropbox purchased the getdropbox.com domain name in December 2006 and the dropbox.com domain name in October 2009.

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

Dropbox started its first design and development efforts in January 2007.

When was the first product/service publicly launched at Dropbox?

Dropbox unveiled a first version of the Dropbox PC application in April 2007.

What is the incorporation date of Dropbox?

Dropbox was incorporated as Evenflow Inc. in May 2007 and as Dropbox Inc. in October 2009.

When was the first product/service publicly launched at Dropbox?

Dropbox launched in private beta in August 2007 and commercially at TechCrunch50 in September 2008.

How much venture capital was raised by Dropbox?

Dropbox raised over $1.7 B USD in seven rounds of funding. 

When did Dropbox go public?

Dropbox started trading on the NASDAQ in February 2018.

Where was Dropbox headquartered?

Dropbox was/is headquartered in San Francisco, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Dropbox?


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What was the version 1 of Dropbox like?

APR 2007

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

2007 to 2010

2011 to 2014

2015 to 2018

What were some of the extra materials about Dropbox?

YC Application.pdf

YC application

Dropbox April 2007 Demo for YC 

Articles of Incorporation.pdf

Articles of Incorporation

Dropbox March 2008 Demo for Reddit & Digg

Dropbox launch at TechCrunch50

Name Amendment.pdf

Name Amendment

Founder Stories: Dropbox Part 1

Founder Stories: Dropbox Part 2

Founder Stories: Dropbox Part 3

Founder Stories: Dropbox Part 4

Founder Stories: Dropbox Part 5

Founder Stories: Dropbox Part 6

Founder Stories: Dropbox Part 7

On Starting and Scaling Dropbox

Form S-1.pdf

Form S-1