Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily.

Dropbox users have jumped from 5 million users to more than 25 million users in the past year. Speaking at the Startup Lessons Learned conference in San Francisco on Monday afternoon, CEO and co-founder Drew Houston shared the massive figures in a presentation detailing how his startup has managed to scale under such enormous demand.

In the past year, Dropbox has added 35 employees to meet demand, growing from a 20-person team to a 55-person company. Roughly 50% of the startup’s team is comprised of engineers, Houston said.

In advising startup founders at the event, Drew Houston said “Build the right thing, and build things right.” If forced to choose just one, founders should build the right thing, he says.

Comments are closed.