Dropbox raises $ 250 million for a valuation of $ 10 billion

by bold-lichterman

The deal comes a month after Box raised $ 100 million

New tour de force for Dropbox. Online storage giant just raised $ 250 million, mostly from BlackRock according to the Wall Street Journal. The deal would bring the company’s total valuation to $ 10 billion, according to the daily, and comes just over a month after one of its main competitors, Box, raised $ 100 million.

Founded in 2007 by Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi, the online storage service claimed more than 175 million users in September 2013. Two years earlier, it had already achieved a funding round of $ 250 million, notably with Goldman Sachs and Sequoia Capital.

In addition to significant internal growth, he also subsequently embarked on external growth operations with a series of significant acquisitions. Last March, he acquired Mailbox, a mobile email client, for more than $ 100 million.