You know you’re doing something right when Silicon Valley rock stars are ditching cushy jobs at Google and Facebook to join your startup. This year’s Founder Of The Year Crunchie goes to the talent magnets at Dropbox, CEO Drew Houston and CTO Arash Ferdowsi.
From an MIT dorm room to rejecting huge acquisition offers and their second San Francisco office they just leased, Drew and Arash have built the cloud storage service into one of hottest ventures in the world. You can get a feel for Drew’s candid style from my Disrupt on-stage interview with him last year.
In 2013 alone, Dropbox grew from 200 to over 500 employees. It acquired popular email app Mailbox plus teams from smaller startups like Endorse, Snapjoy, and Sold. Dropbox threw its first developer conference and overhauled its For Business product in anticipation for an enterprise sales push. To…
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