Drew Houston

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Dropbox, Inc.

Drew Houston

Drew Houston

Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Dropbox, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Dropbox, Inc.
FWD.us
Accolade Prep

RelSci Relationships

1918

Number of Boards

4

Birthday

1984

Age

35

Number of Awards

9

Estimated Net Worth

$1B

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Co-Founder, Director at Dropbox, Inc.

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Investor at Dropbox, Inc.

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Partner at Sequoia Capital

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Founding Partner at The Rice Hadley Group LLC

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Founder at Annox Capital

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Investor at Dropbox, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Y Combinator LLC

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Partner at Y Combinator LLC

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Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

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Investor at Start Fund LLC

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Drew Houston
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder at Dropbox, Inc.
Education
Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Class of 2006

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

Memberships
Founder
Current

FWD.us is an organization started by key leaders in the tech community to promote policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy—including comprehensive immigration reform and education reform.

Career History
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder
2007 - Current

Dropbox is a technology company that builds simple, powerful products for people and businesses. 500 million people around the world use Dropbox to work the way they want, on any device, wherever they go. With 200,000 businesses on Dropbox Business, they’re transforming everyday workflows and entire industries. They create products that are easy to use and are built on trust. When people put their files in Dropbox, they can trust they’re secure and their data is their own. Their users’ privacy has always been their first priority, and it always will be.

Founder
Current

FWD.us is an organization started by key leaders in the tech community to promote policies to keep the United States and its citizens competitive in a global economy—including comprehensive immigration reform and education reform.

Co-Founder
2004 - 2007

Accolade was an online SAT prep company co-founded by Drew Houston, founder of Dropbox, and Houston's former teacher, Andrew Crick.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Overseers
2014 - ?

Y Combinator specializes in funding early-stage start-up companies. They seek to help start-ups mature from ideas to companies. Y Combinator invests mainly in software and web services companies. Each start-up is given $14,000 plus $3,000 per founder (up to three founders). Y Combinator takes positions in their portfolio companies of 5% to 6%. Y Combinator has funded over 500 startups including Scribd, reddit, Airbnb, Dropbox, Disqus and Heroku.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

Launched in 2013, Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

Political Donations
$25K
2012

Former President of United States

$2,500
2011

Former President of United States

Transactions
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Dropbox, Inc. issued USD Common Stock

Investments
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Scale Labs, Inc. develops software to help customers. The firm focuses on human microtasks such as image annotation, transcription, categorization, comparison, phone calls or data collection. Its products include image recognition, audio transcription, categorization, comparison, phone calls and data collection. The company was founded by Alexander Wang and Lucy Guo and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Simple Habit, Inc. develops meditation application. Its application reduces stress, improves sleep and well-being and boosts focus and memory. The company was founded by Yunha Kim in 2016 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Sourceress, Inc. provides human-assisted AI platform. The company was founded by Josh Albrecht and Kanjun Qiu and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #302
2018
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Rank #1940
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1694
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Events
Speaker
Startup School 2011

Speaker
Switzerland
2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 continues the mission of the World Economic Forum. It is committed to improving the state of the world and has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme. The Annual Meeting remains the foremost creative force for engaging leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas.

Speaker
RDS Main Hall, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4-Ballsbridge, Dublin
2013 WEB Summit

Where the Tech World Meets: World's Brightest Minds in Technology

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