Dropbox Office in Austin to Hire 200 Workers
Dropbox Inc. plans to employ 200 workers in Austin by the end of 2015 as the California-based company uses Austin to grow its business in Latin America.
Dropbox, which is opening its second office outside California on Congress Avenue between Fifth and Sixth streets, already employs 40 workers in Austin. But the local office is expected to grow quickly and play a crucial role in the company’s expansion plans, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy Ross Piper said.
“This is going to be a very big part of our organization,” he said. Piper was in Austin Thursday at the Austin Technology Council’s CEO Summit.
Dropbox, founded in 2007, provides remote data storage to both consumers and businesses. It now reports 275 million users and 4 million business customers. About 70 percent of the company’s users are outside the United States. That means it will open additional foreign offices so Austin will serve as a “launching point to Latin America,” Piper said.