Dropbox

Dropbox

Dropbox is a file sharing and productivity startup created by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi in 2007.

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Latest funding round date
February 2014
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Total funding amount (USD)
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Dropbox Business
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Each file uploaded to Dropbox are secured in blocks at a separate server before being transferred into the storage servers. All files are encrypted with a unique cipher during processing in the block servers. When content in files are modified, the changed information would be transmitted to the block server prior to being sent to storage. Files in Dropbox contain metadata – which are basic information such as date uploaded and modified as well file names – where they would be kept on a separate metadata server for database purposes. Any changes to files – deletion, modification, or otherwise – would be alerted to users with file access through the notification service. Dropbox maintains its own data storage servers called Magic Pocket where around 90% of users’ files are kept, although until 2016, the company exclusively used Amazon Web ServicesAmazon Web Services’ cloud storage.

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Number of Employees (ranges)
1,000–4,999
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Industry
Software as a service (SaaS)
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Business model
Subscription (with freemium option)
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2020

Dropbox ranks #1 on G2's 'Top 100 Best Software Companies' 2020 list

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Plug and Play
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Investors
RIT Capital Partners
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Funding rounds
Dropbox Series B round October 2011
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Investors
Queens Bridge Venture Partners
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MicroVentures
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September 26, 2019

Dropbox launches Spaces, a desktop app that aims to improve team collaboration.

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Funding rounds
Evenflow, Inc. funding round, July 2009
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Funding rounds
Dropbox, Inc. funding round, February 2014
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