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Twitter@drewhouston

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), BS 2006
Computer Science

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Drew Houston

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.”

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Highfive 10/2013Series A$9.4M6
Vurb 2/2013Seed$1.5M13
ZenPayroll 12/2012Seed$6.1M22
Incident Technologies 11/2011Seed$745k13

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Dropbox and the Competitive Environment @ TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013

Added: 9/9/13

Sources

  1. From The Founders Of Docverse Comes Highfive, A Startup That’s Raised $13.5 Million To Disrupt Enterprise Communications (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Contextual Content Engine Vurb Raises More Than $1.5M From Max Levchin And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. ZenPayroll Launches Cloud-Based Payroll Service With $6.1M In Seed Funding From CEOs At Yammer, Box, Yelp And Dropbox (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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