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Drew Houston        

Co-Founder & CEO of Dropbox

Drew Houston is CEO and co-founder of Dropbox, and has led Dropbox's growth from a simple idea to a service relied upon by millions around the world. Drew leads all of Dropbox's activities, and is actively involved in its business and product decisions.

Before founding Dropbox, Drew attended MIT's Course 6 (Computer Science). He took a quick leave from school to form Accolade, an online SAT prep startup, and also worked as a software engineer for Bit9.

After graduating from MIT, Drew recognized that people needed a way to bring their files with them without sending email attachments or carrying USB drives. He began writing a solution to this problem in early 2007 before demo-ing an early version to Arash Ferdowsi in Boston. The two of them then began working on the project that would eventually become Dropbox.

Drew has been named one of the top "Twentysomething Entrepreneurs" by Businessweek. He was also a 2010 Crunchies finalist for Top CEO and was also named Inc. Magazine's "30 under 30" for 2011.

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5 Lessons Dropbox CEO Drew Houston Learned When His ...

What happens when your file-storage company becomes a full-on platform? A whole lot of change for starters. How you manage the change determines if...

Dropbox CEO, new diversity chief address goals with more 'firepower'

Sitting in a conference room in his company's San Francisco headquarters, Drew Houston recalls a question he was asked during a recent visit to his alma mater MIT: Why is diversity important to Dropbox and to the tech industry at large?

Dropbox CEO Drew Houston on why perks were cut - Business Insider

During an interview on Tuesday at the Bloomberg Technology Conference, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston explained why he made those changes. He said he  ...

Drew Houston of Dropbox: Figure Out the Things You Don't Know ...

Drew Houston, chief of the file-sharing and online storage company Dropbox. Credit Earl Wilson/The New York Times. This interview with Drew Houston, chief  ...

Dropbox CEO Pushes Toward Profitability in a 'Post-Unicorn Era ...

Drew Houston said at the Bloomberg Technology Conference that the company is cash-flow positive.

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