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Arash Ferdowsi

Bryan Schreier
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First Meeting

An introduction from a friend of Doug Leone’s led to an early Saturday morning meeting with a sleepy Drew and Arash in a small apartment on San Francisco’s Russian Hill. Drew gave us a demo of a pre-release version of Dropbox but, more interestingly, explained the ideas that he and Arash had concocted for the future. It was not a long meeting—perhaps just ninety minutes. But it was sufficient to sow the seed of what eventually became the first real financing for Dropbox—an investment of $1.2M in a two-person company with a product that had yet to be introduced.

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