Drew Houston, founder of Dropbox was one of the keynote speakers at TiEcon 2011 conference
Drew, a 28 year old entrepreneur led Dropbox's growth from a simple idea to a service relied upon by millions around the world. Drew leads all of Dropbox's activities, and is actively involved in its business and product decisions. Dropbox has the backing of Sequoia Ventures and Accel Partners. Dropbox, since its launch in 2008, has grown to 25 million users in 175 countries, making it a truly global phenomenon.
Before founding Dropbox, Drew attended MIT where he studied computer science. He took a quick leave from school to form Accolade, an online SAT prep startup, and also worked as a software engineer for Bit9. After graduating from MIT, Drew recognized that people needed a way to bring their files with them without sending email attachments or carrying USB drives. He began writing a solution to this problem in early 2007 before showing an early version to Arash Ferdowsi in Boston. The two of them then began working on the project that would eventually become Dropbox.
"I am delighted to speak at the world's largest conference for entrepreneurs and am excited to share what we've learned in building a fast-growing company serving millions of people," said Drew Houston.