graduates from college

Aaron Levie, had humble beginnings as a Berkeley class project to revamp an industry in need of change. Aaron Levie (pictured above) and his cofounders thought online storage, backup, and sharing could use a makeover and they built a prototype and business reasoning for the class. Fellow students bought-in and encouraged the team to further develop the service in exchange for a few dollars a month. currently offers 1 gigabyte of free storage, with upgrades available starting at $5 for 5 GB. They don’t offer the most free space or the cheapest but see their strength as integration with other services and easy sharing. Using the API developers can add access to storage from within their own web applications. Customizable homepages such as Netvibes and Pageflakes already offer integration, allowing anyone with a account easy access to their most recently used files within their browser start page.

The three employees of will be working hard this summer on a new site release with lots of new features. According to a recent blog post by Aaron the team is “planning to change the face of storage and sharing” over the next two months. Stay tuned for more from this small team.


Commentary on " graduates from college":

  1. jahangir agha on wrote:

    I dont like, I signed up for free storage account but the site is appearing very fade and the presentation is not that good so I decided to leave and switch to that also offers 1 GB storage for free.

  2. Troy Espiritu on wrote:

    The problem with is that the format is too complicated and overloads my already-strained OS. Like google, box would work best with stripped-down, minimalist style. That, and I wish that I could email things to my own email account using box, or email things to my box account instead of uploading them. Overall though, its been great and I’ll keep using it.