|Type||Public company (NYSE: BOX)|
|Headquarters||Los Altos, California|
|Founder(s)||Aaron Levie, Dylan Smith, Sam Ghods, Jeff Queisser|
|Key people||Aaron Levie (CEO)
Dan Levin (COO, President)
Dylan Smith (CFO)
|Employees||750 (as of 2013)|
|Alexa rank||697 (November 2014[update])|
|Launched||2005 in Mercer Island, Washington|
Box (formerly Box.net) is an online file sharing and personal cloud content management service for businesses. The company adopted a freemium business model, and provides up to 10 GB of free storage for personal accounts. A mobile version of the service is available for Android, BlackBerry, iOS, WebOS, and Windows Phone devices. The company is based in Los Altos, California.
Box is a cloud computing business which provides file-sharing, collaborating, and other tools for working with files that are uploaded to its servers. Users can determine how their content can be shared with other users. Users may invite others to view and/or edit an account's shared files, upload documents and photos to a shared files folder (and thus share those documents outside of Box), and give other users rights to view shared files.
Box offers three account types: Enterprise, Business and Personal. Depending on the type of account, Box has features such as unlimited storage, custom branding and administrative controls. Other systems, such as Google apps, NetSuite and Salesforce can be integrated with Box.
In December 2007 the company announced OpenBox, which connects content from Box with other web-based applications and services. Included were online services EchoSign, Autodesk, Zoho, ThinkFree, Scribd, Picnik, Zazzle, Twitter and Myxer. Since then, OpenBox added NetSuite, Salesforce, Google Apps, FedEx, MindMeister, Fuze Meeting and others.
In November 2014, Box acquired two-man medical-imaging software startup MedXT for $3.84 million.
In 2009, the company was awarded the Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal's Emerging Tech award for the cloud computing category, and was a WebWare 100 Award winner in 2007 and 2008, and one of AlwaysOn's "AO Top Private Companies" for 2007. Cofounders Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith were among the top five finalists in Business Week's "Best Entrepreneurs 25 and Under" rankings for 2009. In 2009, Box was nominated "Best Enterprise Start-up" Crunchie In 2010, and was listed as one of the "Hottest Silicon Valley Companies" by Lead411.
The company's CEO, Aaron Levie, published blog articles on TechCrunch. He spoke at industry events. The company's CFO, Dylan Smith, was on an episode of the reality TV show Millionaire Matchmaker in 2010.
- Cloud collaboration
- Cloud storage
- Comparison of file hosting services
- Comparison of file synchronization software
- Comparison of online backup services
- Document collaboration
- Project management software
- Software as a service
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