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Dropbox: how did we survive where others burned out?

This translation is based on the presentation of Drew Houston (Drew Houston) - co-founder and CEO of Dropbox . Therefore, information will be provided in the form of key theses, which Drew has identified as crucial to the success of a startup.

Some facts about how Dropbox now works:

In 2006, a bunch of cloud storage services were introduced to the market. So why do another?

In the comments this slide is called one of the most successful. Really objective answer. Especially since, according to Drew, building an impenetrable, scalable, cross-platform cloud storage architecture is really difficult.

Post on a competitor support forum:

Sersis converted all Word and half Excel documents into files of 0 bytes in size. No words, something I do not have fun.

The classic commandment “learn, learn and learn again”, expressed by another well-known start-uper, passes through the theses through the theses. In Drew, it sounds like this: "Learn early and more often."

The author emphasizes the fact that a good, suitable product and advertising is not necessary. However, the guys didn’t come to this conclusion immediately and at first they bought words from Google, indulged in affiliate programs, etc. And they did another tricky thing - people who came from paid ads, did not see information about the free account. But then they felt ashamed and the team decided to abandon such a move, especially since the economic model that they had invented did not justify itself.

What we did:
At the same time, we avoided:

Dropbox itself has promoted according to the scheme below:


Plus, we spent serious money on analytics and stimulation of our users to invite their friends. As a result, in 30 days in April, 2.8 million invitations were sent by users.


Source: https://habr.com/ru/post/105244/

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