Notes from the Box S-1 IPO Filing

David Cummings on Startups

The much anticipated Box S-1 IPO filing was just released and it’s filled with a ton of interesting data. Box was co-founded by Aaron Levie, purveyor of the some of the most astute 140 character quips Twitter has ever seen (see 10 Awesome Startup Tweets from Box’s Aaron Levie). Another reason the S-1 is so interesting is due to how it lays out how a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company can raise $400+ million in capital and already burn through $300+ million of it in pursuit of amazing growth.

Here are a few notes from the Box S-1 filing:

  • Box provides a cloud-based, Enterprise Content Collaboration platform (pg. 1)
  • 34,000 paying organizations and 225,000 total registered organizations (freemium model, so they have an astounding 15% conversion rate at the organization level to go from a free user to a paid user – pg. 2)
  • Revenue (pg. 2)
    2011 –…

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