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13 Investments in 12 Companies
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Drew Houston is CEO and Co-Founder of Dropbox, and has led Dropbox's growth from a simple idea to a service used by millions around the world.Before founding Dropbox, Drew received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2006. He took a quick leave from school to form Accolade, an online SAT prep startup, and also worked as a software engineer at various startups.

After graduating, Drew was endlessly frustrated by carrying USB drives and emailing himself files. In early 2007, he teamed up with fellow MIT student Arash Ferdowsi and the two began working on the project that would eventually become Dropbox.In 2012, Drew was named to MIT Technology Review’s TR35 list honoring the world’s top innovators under 35. He was also included in Fortune’s “40 Under 40.

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Apr, 2013 - Current   (over 3 years)

Co-Founder & CEO

2007 - Current   (over 9 years)
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Co-Founder & Co-CEO
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2016$4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2016$10.25M / Series BPersonal Investment
Oct, 2015$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$3M / VenturePersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$2.9M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$25M / Series BPersonal Investment
Apr, 2015$15M / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$32M / Series BPersonal Investment
Mar, 2015$116M / VenturePersonal Investment
Jan, 2015undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$9.4M / Series APersonal Investment
Feb, 2013$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2011$745k / SeedPersonal Investment

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