Primary Role
Founder & CEO @ Dropbox
Investments
5 Investments in 4 Companies
Location:
San Francisco

Person Details

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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.

Experience (5)

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Investments (5)

  • Vurb
    Contextual search, browsing, and sharing. Vurb is an intelligent layer over the Internet that helps you get things done in one place.
    Aug 7, 2014 - Invested in $8M Series A with 18 others
  • Highfive
    Highfive is a B2B technology company reimagining the way people communicate at work.
    Oct 24, 2013 - Invested in $9.4M Series A with 5 others
  • Vurb
    Contextual search, browsing, and sharing. Vurb is an intelligent layer over the Internet that helps you get things done in one place.
    Feb 20, 2013 - Invested in $2M Seed Round with 16 others
  • ZenPayroll
    ZenPayroll is a comprehensive payroll service enabling businesses to set up and run payroll from any web enabled device.
    Dec 12, 2012 - Invested in $6.1M Seed Round with 22 others
  • Incident Technologies
    Incident Technologies develops an instrument called the gTar, which provides an interactive music entertainment experience.
    Nov 1, 2011 - Invested in $745k Seed Round with 12 others