Box reviews from startup founders

20 reviews by founders
Feb. 23, 2017

We used to use Dropbox but we got a better deal with Box so we switched. They are both good tools. We do not use Drive for storage, aside from collaborating on sheets and docs.

Harry Glaser

Co-founder & CEO - Periscope

Oct. 21, 2016

We are still on a free plan for Box. It tends to break when you try to integrate it via API.

Rob Nelson

Founder & CEO - Grow

Aug. 11, 2016

We use Box. I do not like Google Drive because I think that it is better to work on a directory structure. Box is similar to Dropbox but it’s more mature and has better security features. It is a better enterprise solution.

Avi Meir

Co-founder & CEO - TravelPerk

Box - Best File Sharing Tools for Startups

Box is a file-sharing software that differentiates itself from its two biggest competitors (Google Drive and Dropbox) by focusing on security. Single files can be sent to potential clients, customers or contractors with granular permissions settings, real-time user reports, as well as enhanced security features like the ability to choose your own encryption keys. Users have reported bugs, technical issues and syncing problems, but Box has still found a home among those with advanced security needs and those looking for a supplement to Google Drive and Dropbox.

Which startups use Box?

Box was originally built with the needs of larger, later-stage companies in mind, but it is appreciated by groups of all sizes.

How much does Box cost?

Box starts out free, offering one user 10GB of storage and file sizes of up to 250MB. If your needs extend beyond that offering, you may upgrade to one of four pricing plans: Personal Pro: $10/month for one user, 100GB of storage and 5GB file size. Starter: $5/user/month, with a max of 10 users, 100GB of storage and 2GB file size. Business: $15/user/month with an unlimited number of users, unlimited storage and 5GB file size. Enterprise: Offers premier security and automation, and requires a custom quote from the company.

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