As Dropbox heads into earnings, it desperately needs a win
Consumer and business file storage and sharing service Dropbox will report its first-quarter earnings tomorrow, and for the former unicorn and present-day public company, the stakes appear quite high.
Dropbox is reimagining the workplace with Dropbox Studios
The pandemic has been a time for a lot of reflection on both a personal and business level. Tech companies in particular are assessing whether they will ever again return to a full-time, in-office app
Dropbox to acquire secure document sharing startup DocSend for $165M
Dropbox announced today that it plans to acquire DocSend for $165 million. The company helps customers share and track documents by sending a secure link instead of an attachment. “We’re a
Dropbox shifts business product focus to remote work with Spaces update
In a September interview at TechCrunch Disrupt, Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston talked about how the pandemic had forced the company to rethink what work means, and how his company is shifting
Big tech has 2 elephants in the room: Privacy and competition
The question of how policymakers should respond to the power of big tech didn’t get a great deal of airtime at TechCrunch Disrupt last week, despite a number of investigations now underway in th
From Unity to Disrupt, tech has an especially optimistic week
Snowflake, Jfrog, Sumo Logic and Unity each raised price ranges days before IPO, to meet what had seemed like growing enthusiasm from public markets. Each one still popped.
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston says the pandemic forced the company to reevaluate what work means
Dropbox CEO and co-founder Drew Houston, appearing at TechCrunch Disrupt today, said that COVID has accelerated a shift to distributed work that we have been talking about for some time, and these new
Drew Houston will talk about building a startup and digital transformation during COVID at TechCrunch Disrupt
Dropbox CEO Drew Houston will be joining us for a one-on-one interview at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt happening next week from September 14-18. Houston has been there and done that as a start
Facebook board adds Zuckerberg’s pal, Dropbox’s CEO
Shareholders have repeatedly tried to oust Facebook’s chairman Mark Zuckerberg. The board has repeatedly rejected that demand. Outside investors are unlikely to get much help with that push from
Why is Dropbox reinventing itself?
According to Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, 80% of the product’s users rely on it, at least partially, for work. It makes sense, then, that the company is refocusing to try and cement its spot in the
Meet your new chief of staff: An AI chatbot
Navigator, the new project from the creators of Mailbox, launches with $12M
MLG co-founder Mike Sepso joins 100 Thieves board of directors
Mike Sepso has joined the board of directors for 100 Thieves, an esports and content creation brand. Sepso co-founded Major League Gaming in 2002, bringing the first true semblance of infrastructure t
How students are founding, funding and joining startups
Young founders who want to start companies while still in school have an increasing number of resources to tap into that exist just for them.
These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator
A look at the 20 most successful companies to come out of Y Combinator.
On-demand trucking app Convoy raises $185M at $1B valuation
CapitalG, the growth equity arm of Alphabet, has led the $185 million round in Convoy, its first investment in the Seattle-based, tech-enabled trucking network. The round brings Convoy’s total r
Drew Houston to upload his thoughts at TC Disrupt SF in September
Dropbox is a critically important tool for more than 500 million people, which is why we’re so excited to have founder and CEO Drew Houston on the Disrupt stage in September. Dropbox launched ba
Drew Houston on wooing Dropbox’s IPO investors: ‘We don’t fit neatly into any one mold’
Dropbox went public this morning to great fanfare, with the stock shooting up more than 40% in the initial moments of trading as the enterprise-slash-consumer company looked to convince investors that
Dropbox and Box were never competitors
As Dropbox had its IPO moment this morning, more than 10 years after launching, we can finally put one myth to rest. Dropbox and Box were never targeting the same customers. As Anshu Sharma, founder a
Y Combinator’s Jessica Livingston on Dropbox IPO: ‘It was just a dream of ours’
Dropbox, after more than a decade, finally went public this morning — and the stock soared more than 40% in its initial trading, making it a marquee success for one of the original Web 2.0 companies
Dropbox soars more than 40% in its debut as a publicly-traded company
It’s a big day for Dropbox — the first marquee Web 2.0 name to go public this year and one of the biggest since Snap last year — which made its public debut today, with the stock soaring nea