Arash Ferdowsi

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Arash Ferdowsi
Arash Ferdowsi 2014 (cropped).jpg
Born (1985-10-07) October 7, 1985 (age 31)
Overland Park, Kansas, United States
Nationality Iranian American
Occupation Co-Founder, Dropbox
Net worth US$500 million (2015)[1]

Arash Ferdowsi (Persian: آرش فردوسی‎‎, born October 7, 1985) is an Iranian-American entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Dropbox.[2]


Arash is a 2004 graduate of Blue Valley Northwest High School in Overland Park, Kansas.[3] Ferdowsi attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he dropped out in his last year to focus on his business.[4]


Ferdowsi launched Dropbox in June 2007 with his business partner, Drew Houston, at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In September 2007 Ferdowsi moved his company to San Francisco and raised venture capital from Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, Y Combinator, and a handful of individual investors.[4]

Awards and highlights[edit]


  1. ^ "#33 Arash Ferdowsi". Forbes. Retrieved 1 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Arash Ferdowsi | CrunchBase Profile. Retrieved on 2013-07-14.
  3. ^ Meet the richest area native you’ve probably never heard of; The Kansas City Star; February 9, 2013.
  4. ^ a b c " 30under30: Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, Founders of Dropbox". Mansueto Ventures. Retrieved 5 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "40 Under 40 - Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi". Fortune. Retrieved 1 January 2012. 
  6. ^ "Dropbox's Cloud Storage Kings Drew Houston And Arash Ferdowsi Win Founder Of The Year Crunchie". TechCrunch. Retrieved 22 February 2012.