From startup to $12 billion: Seven lessons from Dropbox
Drew Houston co-founded Dropbox in June 2007, one year after graduating from MIT, in response to the frustration of losing thumb drives. In the 11 years since, Dropbox has grown from a cloud storage company based in a small apartment to a provider of business collaboration software with close to 2,000 employees — along with a March 23 initial public offering that has valued the company at more than $ 12 billion.
Houston returned to campus April 18 to talk with students about his experience. Here’s what he had to say.
Don’t wait for the optimal moment
Houston said he can understand that software engineers have a tendency to try to over-opt…
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