Box reviews from startup founders

23 reviews by founders
April 23, 2018

I use Box with an external team or two. Where it gets a little challenging for us is that we produce a lot of photography video files and it’s hard to find a content management system that’s large enough (Dropbox can’t store them). We need a robust photography management system that is cost efficient.

Rachel Cohen

Co-founder & CEO - Snowe

Aug. 18, 2017

It works pretty much the same as Dropbox, and integrates with Slack. It also has a team collaboration feature but it's not real-time and not very useful.

Eric Ho

Founder & President - RippleMatch

May 18, 2017

Box was a better tool for team management and privacy settings.

Daniel Fine

Founder & CEO - Glass-U

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.

How 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.

Vendor info

Visit the website: http://www.box.com

Box Alternatives

Adobe Connect

Powering mission critical web conferencing solutions across devices

Adobe Sign

Send. Sign. Done. It’s that easy.

Amazon S3

High-scalable cloud storage

Citrix

Mobile your business with secure app and data delivery

CloudApp

Communicate faster. Visually.

CloudHQ

The IT Manager's ultimate cloud tool