Founding History of Box

Founded by Aaron Levie, Dylan Smith, Jeff Queisser, and Sam Ghods.

Started design and development work in October 2004.

Purchased the domain name in November 2004.

Launched a beta version in January 2005.

Incorporated as Box.Net Inc. in April 2005.

Purchased the domain name in September 2011.

Amended company name to Box Inc. in November 2011.

Raised more than $550 M USD in 11 funding rounds.

Started trading on the NYSE in January 2015.

Headquartered in Redwood City, USA.

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Year 1 of Box


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Version 1 of Box (Website)

JAN 2005

Stats of Box (Pre-IPO)

2004 to 2007

2008 to 2011

2012 to 2015

Full Year 1 of Box

Y1 of Box.pdf

OCT 2004 to SEP 2005

Extras of Box

Articles of Incorporation.pdf

APR 2005 Articles of Incorporation

JAN 2011 Delivering innovation for the enterprise by Aaron Levie

JAN 2012 Aaron Levie of Box at TWiST

Form S-1.pdf

MAR 2014 Form S-1

OCT 2014 How to start a startup by Aaron Levie

APR 2017 How to build a product by Aaron Levie