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Dropbox

Dropbox is a cloud-storage company focused on letting people access and collaborate on documents in the easiest ways possible. Dropbox rose to prominence by becoming a go-to tool for consumers, who would then employ the service for their professional work. (A particular user-favorite feature included the ability to sync documents between computers via a “magic folder.") Dropbox became cash-flow positive and reached 500 million registered users in 2016—business clients include Spotify, Under Armour, and Hyatt—and in 2017 it released Paper, its feature-loaded Google Docs competitor, to positive reviews.

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staff: 1,600
users: 500 million users; 200,000 business clients
headquarters: San Francisco
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Online lender GreenSky files confidentially for an IPO

The Dropbox effect is real. Less than two weeks after the file-storage company’s promising public markets debut–the stock jumped 36% on opening day–two fellow unicorns have signaled their IPO intentions. This morning, ed-tech startup Pluralsight filed confidentially to go public. And now, fintech startup GreenSky has reportedly followed suit, according to the Wall Street Journal. GreenSky, … Continue reading “Online lender GreenSky files confidentially for an IPO”

Online lender GreenSky files confidentially for an IPO
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Dropbox IPO: Maybe there’s an upside to being the “Netflix of online storage”

Quentin Clark, Dropbox’s senior VP of engineering, product, and design, has only been at the 11-year-old company since last August, so he’s careful not to hog credit for the work that led to its successful IPO today. But when I asked him for his fresh-set-of-eyes impression of how Dropbox got this far, he credited the … Continue reading “Dropbox IPO: Maybe there’s an upside to being the “Netflix of online storage””

Dropbox IPO: Maybe there’s an upside to being the “Netflix of online storage”
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