Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Drobox CEO Wins Founder Of The Year Award
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Dropbox Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi won awards in the 7th Annual Crunchies Award. The CEO Drew Houston who won the founder of the year, had an interview session with TechCrunch where he shared his experience of being CEO of a start-up, achievements and challenges. He is also inspired by his employees who left Big companies like Google and Facebook to join his start-up.
In 2013 alone, Dropbox grew from 200 to over 500 employees. It acquired popular email app Mailbox plus teams from smaller startups like Endorse, Snapjoy, and Sold. Dropbox threw its first developer conference and overhauled its For Business product in anticipation for an enterprise sales push. To fund that and new storage innovations, Dropbox is said to have raised a hefty $250 million round with investors trying to bet even more on the company.