Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith are two exciting entrepreneurs, founder of Box.net, a cloud storage and document sharing company that allows file-sharing through third-party Web-based services and applications, allowing users to share, store, and access any type of digital file from anywhere at any time.
The Business which was started initially as a college business project by the two friends.
After going to separate colleges, Dylan soon joined his high school friend as they ran the business for two semesters effectively before deciding to leave school to focus on their business full-time.
Co-founder Aaron Levie says after receiving a call from billion entrepreneur Mark Cuban during his sophomore year, "we started realizing we stumbled upon something big."
Box received angel capital from Mark Cuban in 2005, then raised a Series A round of $1.5 million from Draper Fisher Jurvetson in 2006.
Aaron Levie is the CEO and co-founder of Box.net, also behind Box's product and platform strategy, which is focused on incorporating the best of traditional content management with the most effective elements of social business software.
Dylan Smith is Chief Financial Officer and co-founder of Box.net, where he leads finance, legal and operations management. He has been instrumental in Box. Net’s growth and development.
In a report by Techcrunch, Box.net recently raised $15 Million to Take On Microsoft SharePoint In The Cloud.
Two of America’s “Winning Young Entrepreneurs” by BusinessWeek
Recognized as the #2 Fastest Growing Private Company in Silicon Valley by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal
Placed in Gartner’s “Visionary” quadrant for Managed File Transfer solutions
Fast Company says recent platform initiatives “have given us a glimpse of what might be ahead…”
Winner of the “Emerging Technology in Cloud Computing” award by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal