Drew Houston is a computer scientist at Dropbox Inc..
Drew Houston is the co-founder and CEO of Dropbox.He founded Dropbox about two years later in response to a personal technical problem.He graduated from MIT in 2006, and only six years later was named to MIT Technology Review's TR35 list honoring the world's top innovators under 35.He previously worked at New Enterprise Associates and Morgan Stanley.His perspicacity was rewarded in late March, when the public listing of the company, which now has more than 500 million users, valued it at $12.4 billion.Before founding Dropbox, Drew received his bachelors degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2006.
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The airline says it's "proud" to help immigrant children get back with their families. Now, the Chicago-based airline is getting involved again: by donating flights to help reunite families, reports the San Francisco Business Times. The partnership first became public on Wednesday, when FWD.us, an advocacy group founded by Microsoft's Bill Gates, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, and Dropbox's Drew Houston, posted on Facebook that the airline giant was joining their effort to get children, many of them younger than five, back to their parents. United responded to the post by writing, "Our company's shared purpose is to connect people and unite the world—we are proud to support your work to help reunify immigrant children and families."
A handful of tech leaders have reportedly declined the invitation, as the report noted some of the technology companies and executives disagree with Trump on a myriad of key issues, ranging from encryption to immigration reform. *Not Attending* • Uber CEO Travis Kalanick • Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky • Netflix CEO Reed Hastings • Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff • Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield • Dropbox CEO Drew Houston • HP CEO Meg Whitman • Mark CubanThe topics to be discussed at the roundtable meeting were not disclosed, but Trump has previously expressed his desires to reform the corporate tax code, reduce regulation, and negotiate better trade deals with other countries. Trump previously said he plans to offer Apple a "very large tax cut" alongside "substantial regulation cuts" that will incentivize the iPhone maker to manufacture its products in the United States, rather than in China and other overseas countries.
The announcements, which include a redesigned website, automatic file syncing and a new team document-sharing product, mark the latest step in the decade-old company's evolution from a consumer-oriented photo- and file-saving service to a business software firm. "To one extent, it's a sharpening of our focus," CEO Drew Houston said in an interview following a news conference at the Contemporary Jewish Museum. Smart Sync will work for Windows or Macintosh computers. Both products are part of Dropbox's business subscription service, which competes against document sharing and messaging services from companies like Google, Microsoft and Slack. Dropbox's document-sharing tools have helped the group work with more immigration attorneys looking for pro bono work, he said.