Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage, file synchronization, personal cloud and client software. It creates a special folder on the user's computer, the contents of which are then synchronized to Dropbox's servers and to other computers and devices that the user has installed Dropbox on, keeping the same files up-to-date on all devices. Dropbox uses a freemium business model, where users are offered a free account with a set storage size, with paid subscriptions available that offer more capacity and additional features. Dropbox Basic users are given 2 gigabytes of free storage space. Dropbox Plus users are given 1 terabyte of storage space, as well as additional features, including advanced sharing controls, remote wipe and an optional extended version history add-on.
Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
1,500 (est)
Dropbox was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Dropbox

Drew Houston

Drew Houston

Founder & CEO
Ajay Vashee

Ajay Vashee

Dennis Woodside

Dennis Woodside

Chief Operating Officer
Nicholas Jitkoff

Nicholas Jitkoff

VP of Design
Quentin Clark

Quentin Clark

SVP of Engineering, Product and Design

Dropbox Office Locations

Dropbox has offices in San Francisco, Dublin, Austin, New York and in 6 other locations
San Francisco, US (HQ)
185 Berry St 4th Floor
Tokyo, JP
1-11-1 Marunouchi Chiyoda
Sydney, AU
345 George St
London, GB
Riding House st
Herzliya, IL
Sderot Abba Eban 8
New York, US
9th Street
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Dropbox Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Dropbox's latest funding round in March 2017 was reported to be $600 m. In total, Dropbox has raised $1.7 b. Dropbox's latest valuation is reported to be $10 b.

Dropbox Financial Metrics

Dropbox's revenue was reported to be $750 m in 2016 which is a 88% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (Y, 2016)

750 m

Market valuation

10 b
USDY, 2014Y, 2016


400 m750 m
USDY, 2016


413.3 k

Dropbox Operating Metrics

Dropbox's Users was reported to be 500 m in 2016, which is a 25% increase from the previous period
Y, 2015Y, 2016


400 m500 m

Dropbox Job Categories

Dropbox Median Salaries

Source: 358 public H-1B filings from Dropbox

Traffic Overview of Dropbox

Dropbox Online and Social Media Presence

Dropbox News and Updates

Podcast: Growth hackers - how Dropbox achieved insane growth

How did Airbnb, Uber, Dropbox and the rest of Silicon Valley's finest go from zero to hero in a matter of months? Easy: they hacked their growth. Sean Ellis coined the term growth hacking after taking Dropbox to international success. With his partner at GrowthHackers.com, Morgan Brown, they spil…

Equity podcast: Earnings clown car and the profitable-ish Dropbox with Hunter Walk

 Welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture-capital focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the narrative. Homebrew’s own Hunter Walk joined us for this episode along with co-hosts Katie Roof, Matthew Lynley and myself. This week has been a delightful clown car of technology earnings, s…

Dropbox really wants us to know its finances are healthy

 Healthy financial milestones sugarcoat the conversation temporarily, but eventually Drew Houston is going to have to step into the public markets. At that point nobody will care how fast Dropbox grew its revenue back in the day. The question will be whether Dropbox is a company that can eventually …

Dropbox is shuttering Hackpad, the collaborative document service it bought in 2014

 Cloud sharing giant Dropbox announced this week it will shutter document collaboration service Hackpad, which it acquired way back in 2014, next month. Unlike the usual (and inevitable) demise of a promising software startup following a corporate acquisition — ahem Microsoft; on at least two occasi…

Dropbox is killing Hackpad on July 19 and moving users’ files to Paper

Cloud file syncing and sharing service Dropbox announced on April 20 that it will shut down Hackpad, a collaboration-friendly application for taking notes and even maintaining wikis, on July 19. It started telling users to export their files a few weeks ago, a Dropbox spokesperson told VentureBeat i…

AI Weekly: VB Messenger bot, DeepMind, Dropbox, and more

Here’s this week’s newsletter: VentureBeat today announced the launch of a personalized news bot for Facebook Messenger, which follows the release of our voicebot for Google Home. What sets the VB Messenger bot apart from other news bots are its built-in learning and intelligence. The VB bot observe…
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