How much longer can Dropbox charge for something everybody else is now offering for free? The answer to that question seems to involve developers. Dropbox DBX was held Tuesday, the company’s first ever developer conference. New developer resources were announced. There was also a Q & A session with questions about the company’s business model and […]
Dropbox for Business is the new name of Dropbox for Teams, announced today on the Dropbox company blog. Prior to this announcement, Dropbox has clearly been building an arsenal to stake its claim in the highly-profitable market of enterprise software. Disruptive enterprise solutions have gained a lot of attention in recent months.
Dropbox is now available in Yahoo! Mail, reports both the Dropbox company blog and Yahoo! Mail blog. The integration of Dropbox (YC S07) allows Yahoo! Mail users to both attach Dropbox files to new emails and save file attachments directly to Dropbox. The Dropbox-Yahoo! partnership is a good deal for everybody: users, Dropbox, and especially Yahoo!.
Dropbox has acquired Orchestra, Inc., makers of Mailbox. The announced was made by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi on the Dropbox blog. The rumored purchasing price was between $50 million and $100 million, consisting of both cash and stock.
On Quora and elsewhere, the question I get asked most often about Y Combinator is… “Who’s the next Dropbox or Airbnb?” I’m now confident enough to call it: Stripe is the next Dropbox or Airbnb. Stripe is very popular with developers, a good indicator for Google-like success. And like Airbnb, Stripe presumably makes money from every transaction. I admittedly […]
Dropbox has acquired Snapjoy, according to Snapjoy’s blog. Dropbox and Snapjoy are both YC alumni, with Dropbox from YC Summer ’07 and Snapjoy from Summer ’11. Snapjoy is an online photo gallery for importing, organizing, and adding context information to photos. Snapjoy’s blog post states the goal of the acquisition by Dropbox is a better user experience through […]
Dropbox (YC S07) has acquired Audiogalaxy, according to Audiogalaxy’s blog. Audiogalaxy began in 2002 as a music file-sharing application and evolved into an audio streaming service. Audiogalaxy’s announcement states “the team” is joining Dropbox. The post also indicates Audiogalaxy is no longer accepting new signups, but doesn’t state the fate of Audiogalaxy itself. Acquired teams […]
Paul Graham recently interviewed with TechCrunch’s Ryan Lawler at the PreMoney Conference. The discussion focused on the current inefficiency in Series A fundraising, including a possible solution. Mr. Graham also mentioned the current state of Y Combinator and provided updated amounts regarding its portfolio.
37 YC Funded Companies Valued Over $40m is a post I wrote about a month ago. Six of the 37 companies valued over $40 million dollars were exits. I omitted any guess as to the remaining 31 companies. Since writing that, I’ve noted exits of seven additional companies. I’ve also done some quick research as to […]
Stripe has added new support for payouts, announced on the Stripe company blog. Payouts enable businesses to automate sending money through Stripe to bank accounts of third-party recipients. These new features are especially useful for marketplaces, which have recently reached new levels of demand because of both smartphones and the so-called share economy. The new payout […]