B&P #30 Box CEO Aaron Levie: Startup is a State of Mind


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In this week’s episode, Britta Weddeling, Editor-in-Chief of Bits & Pretzels, talks with Aaron Levie, the CEO and co-founder of cloud computer pioneer Box and one of the most successful and outspoken innovators in the enterprise software business who revolutionized the collaborative office environment. Levie is a true cloud pioneer: He has started his company 15 years ago at the age of 19 and famously cold-pitched his idea to Marc Cuban – while still an undergrad in the dorm room – and has matured from those early days into a public company executive, who has guided his employees, customers and investors through various ups and downs – from taking his company to a 1.6 billion dollars IPO to fighting for market share with big incumbents such as Microsoft & Google. This show is all about what Levie has learned on the way – from pivoting his product when the market demands it – to why startup is a state of mind (even though Box is not necessarily a startup any more) to how to stay sane as a founder in the noise of the current situation.

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Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO Box


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