Today, we’re excited to launch the Dropbox Foundation, which will focus on promoting and protecting human rights by partnering with impactful nonprofits in two main ways.
At Dropbox, we’re committed to creating an environment where everyone feels inspired to create their best work and achieve what they previously could only imagine. To do this, we need a diverse team of people who represent different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) isn’t just the right thing, it’s mission critical. That’s why we’re working every day to build a diverse and inclusive culture at Dropbox, a place where all employees feel a sense of pride and belonging.
Our relationship with millions of people and businesses around the world is built on trust, and Dropbox is committed to earning and maintaining that trust. One way we do this is by issuing a semi-annual Transparency Report describing government requests for user information and government requests to remove content from Dropbox. Today, we’re publishing our Transparency Report for the requests we received during the first half of 2017.
We’re excited to close out 2017 by welcoming another great addition to our Board of Directors, Don Blair. Read more at News at Dropbox.
I’m constantly inspired by the way people use Dropbox. Musicians create and share compositions. Showrunners iterate on scripts. Set designers turn sketches into scenes that transport us to new worlds. Medical researchers coordinate data with their teams to develop vaccines.
The idea that artists deserve to get paid for their work shouldn’t be that controversial. Yet two decades after the internet gave creators a direct connection to their fans, earning a living as a musician, comedian, or filmmaker remains a challenge. As half of the musical duo Pomplamoose, Patreon co-founder Jack Conte knows firsthand how creators struggle to translate a powerful fanbase into meaningful income. So he teamed up with developer Sam Yam to develop a platform that enables fans to fund the work of their favorite creatives through a subscription content service.