Arash Ferdowsi
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Arash Ferdowsi

After studying at MIT, Arash Ferdowsi founded Dropbox with Drew Houston. Dropbox was a TechCrunch50 finalist in 2008.

Dropbox’s Cloud Storage Kings Drew Houston And Arash Ferdowsi Win Founder Of The Year Crunchie

This year’s Founder Of The Year Crunchie goes to the talent magnets at Dropbox, CEO Drew Houston and CTO Arash Ferdowsi. From an MIT dorm room to rejecting huge acquisition offers and their second San Francisco office they just leased, Drew and Arash have built the cloud storage ...

Dropbox Squares Off With Apple's iCloud

In early 2009, just months after Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi launched Dropbox, a service that promised to sync users’ photos, music, and documents across computers, Apple’s MobileMe team suggested the pair come by for a chat. The two MIT-schooled twenty-somethings knew they were in for some

Drew Houston; YC Grad, Dropbox Co-Founder, And Now Disrupt Speaker

Houston founded file-hosting giant Dropbox with Arash Ferdowsi at Y Combinator in 2007, with Sequoia Capital joining in as one of the company’s first investors. At last count, Dropbox was valued at $4 billion. While Dropbox has already grown dramatically over the past few years, it’s ...

Dropbox: The Inside Story Of Tech's Hottest Startup

In December 2009 Jobs beckoned Houston (pronounced like the New York City street, not the Texas city) and his partner, Arash Ferdowsi, for a meeting at his Cupertino office. “I mean, Steve friggin’ Jobs,” remembers Houston, now 28. “How do you even prepare for that?” When Houston whipped ...

Inside Dropbox's Reverse-Engineered Company Culture

The spirit of reverse-engineering seems imbue the way Houston and his co-founder Arash Ferdowsi run their company — both the Dropbox product and the Dropbox team. “When we first came out, people thought this problem [of storing files online] was solved,” Houston explained. “So we could ...

Crunchies bestowed to tech innovators as critics protest

Photo: Deborah Svoboda, The Chronicle Marrisa Mayer with Yahoo makes opening remarks during the... Arash Ferdowsi and Drew Houston, of Dropbox, won 'Founder of the Year' at the TechCrunch's annual award show at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco Calif. on Feb. 10, 2014. Photo: Deborah ...

'Dropbox' Is Taking Over The World

Around 4% of users plump for the premium version, though the proportion is growing, according to Arash Ferdowsi, one of the Dropbox's co-founders. The recent campaign, called Space Race, gave away free space to university students in return for getting their peers to sign up to the ...

Amazon's Kindle Fire sales fall as iPad lead grows

Arash Ferdowsi (left) and Drew Houston founded online storage provider Dropbox in 2007. Amazon.com's Kindle Fire sales slumped in the first quarter as Apple's iPad widened its lead in the tablet market to 68 percent, according to IDC. The Kindle Fire, which runs on Google's Android ...

Dropbox Sponsors Employee Hack Week

It was the summer of 2007, and he was working on Dropbox day and night — mostly night — with his co-founder Arash Ferdowsi. He’d begin each day at 1 pm, drive over to Ferdowsi’s MIT dorm room, then over to a cheap Cambridge office sublet where they could get away from other people ...

Congratulations Crunchies Winners! Dropbox Is The Best Overall Startup

The company’s young founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi (from right to left below) demonstrated the power of the freemium model, and had the guts to turn down a 9 figure acquisition bid. Here are the nominees and winners: ...

Meet the richest area native you’ve probably never heard of

Arash Ferdowsi, a Blue Valley Northwest graduate and one of the founders of the popular file-sharing system Dropbox, is a multimillionaire at the age of 27. His face has never been on a movie screen like that of Paul Rudd or Jason Sudeikis. Submitted photo Arash Ferdowsi was ...

Dropbox co-founder aims to build his own Google, not sell to them

The Apple co-founder summoned Houston and his co-founder, Arash Ferdowsi, to Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters in December 2009. They zipped down U.S. 101 in a rented Toyota Prius and nervously sat down in Jobs' conference room. Jobs, in jeans and black turtleneck, cupped his tea. ...

The Daily Start-Up: Boku Nabs Beaucoup Bucks For Mobile Payments

) Dropbox co-founder Arash Ferdowsi tells The Wall Street Journal about how he and a fellow MIT student built the online storage service. Last year, the San Francisco company raised a $250 million second round...

File-share group Dropbox acquires start-up Cove

“That perspective was really valuable.” Dropbox has been growing rapidly since Mr Houston and Arash Ferdowsi founded it in 2007, allowing people to access documents, music and videos from any of their computer and mobile devices by storing files in the cloud. The company was valued at ...

Learn From What You Love to Use

He shared his idea with Arash Ferdowsi, Dropbox’s other founder, and they got to work. Technology of this nature isn’t simple, even though users think it is. That’s because Houston and Ferdowsi make it look that way on purpose. There are technical hurdles that we’ve had to ...

Shervin Pishevar Awards Cyrus Prize to Dropbox Co-Founder at Bita Daryabari’s 4th Annual Pars Equali...

A special highlight at this year’s gala was Uber investor and PEC advisory board member Shervin Pishevar (Menlo Ventures) awarding his $100k genius grant, dubbed the “Cyrus Prize,” to Dropbox co-founder Arash Ferdowsi. Pishevar said, “I’m looking for Iranian geniuses around the world to ...

Satire: Help, Dropbox employees are stealing my files!

Arash Ferdowsi - A fan of KC Chiefs, he says. Nothing spells insurrection like an admitted Chiefs fan. Arash is the mastermind of the whole file stealing operation. Jon Ying - No photo. Of course no photo. Says he is a native Kansan. Is that near Kabul, Jon? Albert Ni - Somewhere ...

Dropbox names U2's Bono and the Edge as investors

Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, who started Dropbox together, are CEO and chief technology officer, respectively. File sharing company Dropbox Inc. Dropbox Inc. Latest from The Business Journals Follow this company said two U2 band members, singer Bono ( Paul Hewson ) and guitarist ...

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