Drew Houston Bio

Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at 3PM in 34-101
Drew Houston

CEO, Co-Founder of Dropbox

Drew Houston is CEO and co-founder of Dropbox, and has led Dropbox’s growth from a simple idea to a service used by hundreds of millions around the world.

Before founding Dropbox, Drew received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT in 2006. After graduating, Drew was endlessly frustrated by carrying USB drives and emailing himself files. In early 2007, he teamed up with fellow MIT student Arash Ferdowsi and the two began working on the project that would eventually become Dropbox.

Drew has been included in Vanity Fair’s “New Establishment” list naming the top innovators and disruptors across various industries and was named to MIT Technology Review’s TR35 list honoring the world’s top innovators under 35. He was also included in Fortune’s “40 Under 40” and Forbes “30 Under 30.”