Founder Spotlight: Drew Houston, Founder & CEO At Dropbox

Founder Spotlight: Drew Houston, Founder & CEO At Dropbox



Dropbox was founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, two MIT students tired of emailing files to themselves to work from more than one computer. Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.

# Houston has a Bachelor of Science(Computer Science) degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology
# He completed BS in EECS in Jan. 2006; took one year leave for employment and finished a term early.
# Drew Houston spent 1 year 5 months at Bit9, Inc. as a Software Engineer ( Technical lead on a bunch of interesting Windows internals-related projects for Bit9′s application whitelisting product)
# Drew bootstrapped an online SAT prep company while in college. This experience was an importantly great introduction to the wild world of starting companies.
# Changing the way people think about files and storage Drew founded Dropbox. The company is backed by Sequoia, Accel & Y Combinator.
# Today, more than 25 million people across every continent use Dropbox to always have their stuff at hand, share with family and friends, and work on team projects.


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