Dropbox: Tech Giant's Birth, Growth and Future
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Dropbox: Tech Giant's Birth, Growth and Future

Drew Houston, Co-Founder and CEO of Dropbox.

Yoshito Hori, President, GLOBIS University (Dialogue Partner).

In 2007 Drew Houston co-founded Dropbox with Arash Ferdowsi, his classmate at MIT. He was 24 years old then. Today, with about 300 million users (including 10 million in Japan) and over 100,000 client companies worldwide, Dropbox has quickly become the world's leading cloud storage provider.

In just over seven years Dropbox has gone through two different stages: early startup, and the subsequent fast, wild and continued expansion. Has Dropbox's business developed and grown the way he intended? What are his discoveries and lessons he learned during those stages? And what does he plan for the future?


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