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Acquired byFacebook
Date10/2010

General Information

Offices

World HQ
68 Jay Street #413
Brooklyn, NY, 11201
USA

Funding

TOTAL $9.95M
FUNDING TOTAL $9.95M
Series A, 12/2007
RRE Ventures
$1.2M
Series B, 3/2008
DFJ Gotham Ventures
RRE Ventures
Rose Tech Ventures
$3.9M
Series C, 5/2010
DFJ Gotham Ventures
RRE Ventures
Rose Tech Ventures
$4.85M

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drop.io

Drop.io was a platform for simple private exchange. It enabled users to create simple private exchange points called “drops” which could be generated in as little as two clicks. Each drop could be accessed via the web, email, phone, fax, and widgets.

The service had no email signup and no “accounts.” Each drop was private and only as accessible as users chose to make them. Users could create multiple drops, add any type of media, and share or subscribe as they wanted through email and RSS. 100MB of storage was provided for free and tiered storage was provided at cost up to 25GB.

In 2010, drop.io was acquired by Facebook.

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    drop.io was acquired by Facebook. (10/29/10)
    Posted 10/30/10 at 2:14am via techcrunch.com
  • Dollar
    drop.io received $4.85M in Series C funding. (5/3/10)
    Posted 10/29/10 at 3:11pm
  • Check
    drop.io added Kunal Shah as Systems Engineer. (2/1/10)
    Posted 11/15/10 at 12:20pm
  • Check
    drop.io added Zach Sims as Business Development. (1/1/09)
    Posted 6/27/13 at 6:11pm
  • Check
    drop.io — Launch "Files", a Facebook application that enables users to quickly and privately share, collaborate and exchange photo, video, audio and document files on the Facebook platform (9/11/08)
    Posted 9/22/08 at 10:19am
  • Dollar
    drop.io received $3.9M in Series B funding. (3/11/08)
    Posted 3/10/08 at 9:48am via alleyinsider.com
  • Check
    drop.io added Alexa von Tobel as Head of Business Development. (3/1/08)
    Posted 7/24/13 at 2:30am
  • Check
    drop.io added Jake Good as Lead Engineer. (3/1/08)
    Posted 4/27/12 at 11:21am
  • Check
    drop.io added Chad Stoller as VP, Marketing. (2/1/08)
    Posted 10/9/09 at 3:44pm
  • Dollar
    drop.io received $1.2M in Series A funding. (12/3/07)
    Posted 11/30/07 at 1:11am via drop.io
  • Check
    drop.io added Sam Lessin as Co - Founder / CEO. (10/1/07)
    Posted 11/30/07 at 12:56am
  • Check
    drop.io added Jacob Robbins as Head of Software Development.
    Posted 6/18/09 at 2:59pm
  • Check
    drop.io added William Peng as Product, Analytics.
    Posted 4/3/12 at 9:04pm
  • Check
    drop.io added Stuart Ellman as Board Member.
    Posted 11/30/07 at 1:03am
  • Check
    drop.io added Andrew Weinreich as Board Member.
    Posted 11/30/07 at 1:05am

Videos

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VatorTV Interview: 7/08

Added: 5/26/12

Screenshots

Products

drop.io

Websitedrop.io
StagePrivate
Launch DateNovember 17, 1999
Closed DateJanuary 20, 1990
Tags online-storage
drop.io screenshot
Above: homepage
Uploaded: 9/9/08
drop.io screenshot
Above: Drop.io Homepage
Uploaded: 11/26/08

dropiolocation

Websitedrop.io/dropiolocation
StageLive
Launch DateSeptember 19, 2008

With Drop.io Location, you can assign a physical world address or location to any drop.io drop. Once your drop is assigned an address, you can then access the content of your drop from that particular location via a GPS enabled BlackBerry® device, a Loki enabled browser or our iPhone application (currently in private beta).

drop.io screenshot
Above: dropiolocation Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 6/15/09

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Sources

  1. Facebook Acquires Drop.io, Nabs Sam Lessin (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. drop.io [edit]
  3. Storage/Sharing Startup Drop.io Raises $2.7M (alleyinsider.com) [edit]
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