Drew Houston to add his ideas at TC Disrupt SF in September – TechCrunch


Dropbox is a critically essential device for greater than 500 million individuals, which is why we’re so excited to have founder and CEO Drew Houston on the Disrupt stage in September.

Dropbox launched again in 2007 and Houston has spent the final decade rising Dropbox to the behemoth it’s right now.

Throughout that point, Houston has made some robust selections.

Just a few years in the past, Houston determined to maneuver the Dropbox infrastructure off of AWS. In 2014, Houston selected to lift $500 million in debt financing to maintain up tempo with Field, which was contemplating an IPO on the time. And in March 2017, Dropbox took one other $600 million in debt financing from JP Morgan.

Houston additionally reportedly turned down a nine-figure acquisition provide from Apple.

All of the whereas, Houston led Dropbox to be cash-flow optimistic and grew the corporate to see a $1 billion income run charge as of final 12 months.

And, in fact, we will’t overlook the choice to go public earlier this 12 months.

Curiously, Houston first instructed his story to a TechCrunch viewers at TC50 in 2008 as a part of the Startup Battlefield. The truth is, you possibly can try the unique pitch from TC50 proper right here.

At Disrupt SF in September, we’re excited to sit down down with Houston to debate his journey to date, the choice to go public and the way forward for Dropbox.

The present runs from September 5 to September 7, and for the subsequent week, our tremendous early-bird tickets are nonetheless accessible.


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Désiré LeSage


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