Founding History of Dropbox

Founded by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi.

Purchased the domain name in December 2006.

Started design and development work in January 2007.

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

Incorporated as Evenflow Inc. in May 2007.

Launched in private beta in August 2007.

Launched commercially at TechCrunch50 in September 2008.

Purchased the domain name and amended the company name to Dropbox Inc. in October 2009.

Raised over $1.7 B USD in seven rounds of funding.

Started trading on the NASDAQ in February 2018.

Headquartered in San Francisco, USA.

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Year 1 of Dropbox


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Version 1 of Dropbox (Website)

APR 2007

Stats of Dropbox (Pre-IPO)

2007 to 2010

2011 to 2014

2015 to 2018

Full Year 1 of Dropbox

Y1 of Dropbox.pdf

JAN to DEC 2007

Extras of 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