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Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised


About Minbox

Minbox is a free, no-limits file-sharing app for Macs. Files of any size or type can be shared to friends and contacts using a drag and drop interface, but they are only stored on Minbox's servers for 30 days.In May 2016, Minbox was acquired by Airbnb. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Minbox Headquarters Location

25 Taylor Street

San Francisco, California, 94102,

United States

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Airbnb quietly acquired cloud storage startup Minbox in 2016

Feb 1, 2020

Close icon Two crossed lines that form an 'X'. It indicates a way to close an interaction, or dismiss a notification. Airbnb quietly acquired cloud storage startup Minbox in 2016 Screenshot/The Internet Archive In 2016, Airbnb bought Minbox, a tool for syncing files across cloud storage services like Google Drive and Dropbox, an Airbnb spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. The previously unreported purchase was one of several quiet acquisitions by Airbnb in 2016. Airbnb did not say how much it acquired Minbox for or how it has integrated Minbox's team and technology. Airbnb has acquired more than two dozen startups in its journey toward becoming a public company, which it said it plans to do in 2020. Airbnb, in a previously unreported May 2016 transaction, bought a small cloud service startup called Minbox, an  Airbnb spokesperson confirmed to Business Insider. Minbox let users sync files across multiple cloud service providers like Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Evernote, Slack and OneDrive. Started in 2013 by Alexander Mimran, Michael Lawlor, and Simon Fletcher, the company raised a seed round of $800,000 from Correlation Ventures, Rho Ventures, and other individual investors, according to the Wall Street Journal . Airbnb did not disclose how much it paid for Minbox, what the terms were, or what happened to its team or product. However, it appears to be an "acqui-hire," as Mimran and Lawlor both went on to work at Airbnb, according to their LinkedIn profiles, and the Minbox app is no longer available for download on its website. Axel Springer, Insider Inc.'s parent company, is an investor in AirBnB. NOW WATCH:

  • When was Minbox founded?

    Minbox was founded in 2013.

  • Where is Minbox's headquarters?

    Minbox's headquarters is located at 25 Taylor Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Minbox's latest funding round?

    Minbox's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Minbox raise?

    Minbox raised a total of $800K.

  • Who are the investors of Minbox?

    Investors of Minbox include Airbnb, Rho Canada, Techstars Ventures, TA Ventures, Tim Young and 8 more.

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