Box, (formerly Box.net), is a cloud content management and file sharing service for businesses. Box offers provides file sharing, collaborating, and other tools for working with files that are uploaded to its servers.
Box empowers enterprises to revolutionize how they work by securely connecting their people, information and applications.
Box was founded in 2005 by Aaron Levie, Dylan Smith, Sam Ghods, & Jeff Queisser. The company is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Box protects any content with advanced security controls, encryption key management and complete information governance. It provides a frictionless tools built for the most regulated industries, as well as data residency in nine countries.
Box powers more than 87,000 businesses globally, it's enterprise clients include IBM, GE, Schneider Electric, and Procter & Gamble.
Box brings automated workflow, collaboration and machine learning integrations to connect business processes and content on a secure Cloud Content Management platform.
Box offers three account types: Enterprise, Business and Personal. There are official clients offered for Windows and macOS, but not for Linux. A mobile version of the service is available for Android, BlackBerry 10, iOS, WebOS, and Windows Phone devices.
Box is backed by major investors including General Atlantic, DFJ Growth, New Enterprise Associates, Sapphire Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners and others. The company has made over 10 acquisitions which includes Butter.ai, Verold (zyenti), Progressly etc. It has also made a $2.6M investments in DrChrono on Apr 10, 2014.
Box was valued at a whooping $2.3B in it's "Series G" funding of a $150M in Jul 1, 2014. Box went public in Jan 23, 2015 with a valuation of $1.7B, the company had raised $175M at the IPO event.