Dropbox Ventures: An update on our latest investments


Published on April 03, 2024

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Dropbox began as a startup with a simple idea that grew into a service used by hundreds of millions of people around the world. As a founder-led company, we have a unique perspective on what startups need to grow and make an impact. That’s why we recently launched Dropbox Ventures, a $50 million initiative to invest in startups that are building the next generation of AI-powered apps and tools.

Announcing investments in Bardeen and

Since our launch, we’ve welcomed Aug X Labs and LlamaIndex to the Dropbox Ventures portfolio. We’re excited to share two additional recent investments we made in Bardeen and

Bardeen is a leading AI workflow automation tool that streamlines manual tasks to help people save time and focus on the work that matters most. Bardeen’s web-based application seamlessly integrates with popular productivity platforms like Dropbox, enabling people to automate repetitive tasks without needing any coding knowledge. Bardeen shares Dropbox’s vision of using AI to help people become more productive and work smarter, and we’re thrilled to explore additional collaboration opportunities with the team moving forward. specializes in data discovery and governance, offering a comprehensive platform that integrates sensitive data cataloging, control, and compliance. The combination of LightBeam's integrated platform, its AI-powered data discovery tools, and its ability to ingest and classify both structured and unstructured data, uniquely positions them to be a leading player in the data governance space. Trust and privacy are core to everything we do at Dropbox, and we’re excited to support LightBeam’s mission of helping customers understand and securely manage their data footprints.

Looking ahead

By providing strategic funding, mentorship, and resources, Dropbox Ventures aims to accelerate the development and adoption of AI solutions for knowledge workers everywhere. We’re excited about the growing momentum and transformative potential of our AI-driven portfolio companies including Aug X Labs, Bardeen, LightBeam and LlamaIndex. We look forward to supporting innovative AI initiatives that shape the future of work in 2024 and beyond.

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