Aaron Levie, Founder World's Rapidly Growing Online Storage


The world's rapidly growing Internet raises a variety of consequences. Such as the need to store and share important data capacity is quite large. Online storage services becomes an alternative even with the passage of time, online storage capacity is large and safe, has become a necessity.

These opportunities are captured Aaron Levie and Dylan Smith as his partner founded box.net, file storage and sharing services in cyberspace.

Levie and Smith had become friends when they become students at Mercer Island High School near Seattle United States. The two became close after both made ​​short films 75 minutes assigned to the school. After graduate from school, they split up. Levie attended the University of Southern California and Smith studied at Duke University.

When the task lectures, Levie learn about online data storage market. He then found that the majority of online data storage companies failed in the dot com because it set the price too high.

Leview then have ID to try to work in the field of online data storage. Especially when there was not a simple service that can provide storage features and upload the data online. He then contacted Smith, who is also interested. Smith's parents are lawyers also support and are willing to assist law-related matters. February 2005, Levie and Smith began to run the Box.net from Levie's dorm room. Their use as initial capital of U.S. $ 11,000 obtained from Smith's poker game internet.

Their competitors when it is Stramload, which is now known as MediaMax, and Xdrive, which is belong to AOL now. To differentiate with competitors, Box.net implement tactics by Levie called 'giving more for less money'. How, they offer a price of U.S. $ 2.99 per month for 1 Gigabyte of storage capacity. A year later, when the customer needs have grown, Gigabyte Box.net service for free, hoping customers will sign up for a larger capacity.

Levie and Smith initially run the business on the sidelines of the course. Even Levie often have to answer through his Blackberry while in class to questions related to technical support box.net
In the summer, both trying to find additional capital. They are trying to approach Paul Allen, co-citizens of Mercer Island is one of the founders of Microsoft. But their proposal is rejected.

Levie and Smith went back to school. On September 2005 they sent a press release about Box.net to millionaire Mark Cuban, a leading blogger and entrepreneur who is now the owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball club. Levie and Smith really just wish they were published by the Cuban business. Unpredictably, Cuban actually interested in the prospect that they develop. And after communicating via email, Cuban agreed to provide capital of U.S. $ 350,000. The funds were used to upgrade servers in addition to promotion. "Most of the funds were still sitting in the bank until the next few months", the story Levie.

Levie and Smith then hook the two partners during high school on Mercer Island High as the staff, namely Jeffrey Queisser and Sam Ghods. Since then Levie position itself as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) while Smith as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

In July 2006, Box get more capital through Draper Fisher Jurvetson of U.S. $ 1.5 million. Additional capital to make them more eager to give comfort to the user. Especially the effectiveness of the offer, because the user does not need special software to download.
Box.net so increasingly recognized, both Levie and Smith do a variety of promotional efforts, whether through a number of online forums and advertise using Google Adwords. They also offer free accounts to any review. 

They also hired a team of development of Russia and a programmer from California to add new features include file for the application of various social networking sites. They also make an important decision to move their main offices from Mercer Island to the Palo Alto California.

As a young entrepreneur, they also continued to hone skills. They regularly read Business Week and take the time to have discussions with various parties.

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2 Juli 2012 01.08

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