Aaron Winsor Levie (pronounced /ˈærən ˈlɛvi/) is an American entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of the enterprise cloud company Box. Aaron Levie and his co-founders at Box have lived the full hype cycle of Silicon Valley legend. They dropped out of college to pursue their passion, driving their mini-van to the promised land of the Bay Area, living rent free at an Uncle’s house. Levie himself slept on a yoga mat for nine months, as the team found early traction with a product they created mostly to solve their own technology problem (managing files across different computers).
On Building for the Enterprise (How to Start a Startup 2014: Lecture 12)
In this video Aaron gives the background and history of Box, then he speaks about the major factors that have changed in enterprise software, and finally walks through patterns that he has seen develop in the enterprise space and how to nagivate these as you build a company that caters to companies of that scale.