We’ve hopped the pond! Dropbox has set up shop in London, one of the world’s greatest technology hubs.
We’ve had fantastic growth in the UK already — one in four UK Internet users has a Dropbox account — and it’s one of our fastest-growing markets. On the business side, we estimate that 5 million UK companies will be using at least one cloud service by this time next year. In fact, the number of UK teams with Dropbox for Business doubled in the past year — and we’re proud to have industry leaders like Pipers Design and Hailo using Dropbox for Business to collaborate and boost productivity.
We’re starting with a lean team in London, led by Mark Van der Linden; they’re joining Dublin, Herzliya, Tokyo, and Sydney in our growing list of global offices. But while our team may be small, we’ve already got big things brewing — including a Hackathon this weekend with more than 250 developers signed up to attend. It’s our first event of its kind in Europe, and we’re thrilled about the overwhelming response we’ve received from the local developer community. With talent like the team that built the Marvel app in attendance, we can’t wait to see what everyone will create.
We look forward to meeting more users, companies, and developers in person this weekend, and in the months and years to come. If you’d like to help us do great things in London, give us a shout.