Dropbox Announces Record Growth, Now Keeping Over 4 Million Users' Digital Lives in Sync

Company earns broad industry recognition, including Crunchie for Best Internet App

Expands team with new senior management

Jan 20, 2010, 10:00 ET from Dropbox

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Dropbox, provider of Internet file synchronization, sharing and security services, today announced that it has passed the 4,000,000 user milestone. Now more people than ever are experiencing the benefits of having their digital lives in sync – having all of their files, media and projects available to them from any location or device. Once synced with Dropbox, these files are automatically available to share with their friends and colleagues, making sharing and collaboration easier than ever for millions of people. This rapid growth is another example of increasing use of cloud-based services in the everyday lives of consumers, students and businesses.

"We are delighted to see so many people embracing this new way of syncing and sharing their files and media," said Drew Houston, founder and CEO of Dropbox. "The success of our community and their passion for Dropbox is powerful validation for our vision of the company – that the Internet can become a seamless extension of all of our desktops and devices."

Using Dropbox, users around the world now keep their office documents, photos, music and other files in sync and automatically available across their computers and devices. Supporting Mac, Windows and Linux PCs, and iPhone and iPod Touch devices, Dropbox seamlessly integrates with the local operating system so that files are synced and backed up directly from the desktop, allowing users to get the benefits of the service without changing how they work. Additionally, Dropbox folders can be shared across not only across computers, but also around the world, letting users easily collaborate and share files with friends, family and co-workers. Basic Dropbox two gigabyte accounts are available for free, with add-on plans offering additional storage and functionality available for a fee.

Industry Recognition

Dropbox's strong user growth is complemented with broad recognition from the industry as a leader in the file sync and collaboration space.

- Dropbox was awarded the Crunchie for Best Internet App at an event this month hosted by TechCrunch, GigaOM and VentureBeat in San Francisco

- In December, Dropbox received the 2009 "Eddy" Editor's Choice Award from Macworld

- In 2009, Dropbox won PC Magazine's Editor's Choice

In addition, Dropbox was featured in numerous 2009 Top 10 Lists and awards, including ReadWriteWeb's 10 Most Exciting Web Apps, Laptop Magazine's Best Online Storage App, Lifehacker's Top 10 Cross-Platform Apps, and the Apple Blog's Best iPhone Apps.

Expanded Management Team

Dropbox is also announcing that Adam Gross has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Marketing and Sales. Gross spent the past seven years at salesforce.com as Vice President of Platform and Developer Marketing, where he helped grow the company from early-stage to over $1b in revenue. During his tenure, Gross launched key cloud computing technologies including salesforce.com's Web services API and the Force.com platform-as-a-service.

"I'm thrilled to be part of Dropbox, and to help accelerate the success the team has already achieved," said Adam Gross, SVP of Marketing and Sales at Dropbox. "As the entire industry shifts from a PC-centric to Internet model, there is a tremendous opportunity to bring the benefits and success of cloud computing to consumers and teams everywhere, with Dropbox playing a key role in that transformation."

About Dropbox

Dropbox is the easiest way to share files across computers and with other people. Millions of people use the service to sync, share and secure their files and media across all of their PCs, phones and devices. By keeping their files on their desktops and in the cloud, Dropbox users have their most important information available wherever they are, and shared across their families, friends and teams. Founded in 2007, Dropbox is funded by Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners.

SOURCE Dropbox