Tag: Dropbox

  • How students are founding, funding and joining startups

    Shawn Xu 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. Students that want to learn how to build companies can apply to an increasing number of fast-track programs that allow them to gain valuable early stage operating experience. […]

  • These are the most successful companies to emerge from Y Combinator

    The round was impressive for a couple of reasons: The founders are a pair of 22-year-olds that had set out to build a virtual reality company before pivoting to payments, and they had only completed Y Combinator, a well-known Silicon Valley startup accelerator, the year prior. Today, YC has released the latest list of its […]

  • Dropbox hires a new VP of product and VP of product marketing

    After a largely successful IPO, Dropbox is adding another couple of hires today as it looks to continue its consumer-slash-enterprise growth playbook: bringing on a new VP of product in former CEO and president of Wealthfront Adam Nash; and a new VP of product marketing and global campaigns in Naman Khan. Both have extensive experience […]

  • The formula behind San Franciscos startup success

    Joanna Glasner Not making money can be the ultimate competitive advantage, if you can afford it. Industry stalwarts lose money, too. Salesforce, with a market cap of $88 billion, has posted losses for the vast majority of its operating history. Square, valued at nearly $20 billion, has never been profitable on a GAAP basis. DocuSign, […]

  • Y Combinators 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 (at least for now). While we still have to wait for the dust to settle, it’s been a very […]