Location: New York City, New York 10956, United States United States
Stage: Not applicable
Funding history:
- Date: 03/2008, Series B: $3.9 M
Investors: Draper Fisher Jurvetson Gotham, RRE Ventures
- Date: 03/2007, Series A: $1.25 M
Investors: RRE Ventures
Short URL: vator.co/Dropio-Simple-Private-Exchange

Drop.io

Simple Private Exchange
Startup/business
New York, United States United States
http://drop.io/
About
Video/documents
Company description

Drop.io enables you to create simple private exchange points called "drops."


The service has no email signup and no "accounts." Each drop is private, and only as accessible as you choose to deliberately make it. Create multiple drops, add any type of media, and share or subscribe as you want. To make a drop just click the big red button that says 'drop it'

 

A drop is a ‘discrete’ chunk of space you can use to store and share anything (pictures, video, audio, docs, etc) privately, without accounts, personal registration, or an email addresses. Drops are not ‘searchable’ and not ‘networked’, they just exist floating in space, as points for exchange for individuals or groups.

Create as many as you want in as little as two clicks and set things like a password, whether others can add to the drop, and how long you want it to exist (you can renew later). Drops are a simple platform for sharing which are by default private, but can be flexibly used in a range of ways from sharing family photos and videos to collaborating on work documents.

Each drop has four primary input methods – the web, email, voice, and fax – and a few secondary ones like ‘widgets’.

Anything you input into a drop can then be retrieved on the web at the drop location (with ancillary features to help you keep track of updates via email or rss), downloaded in original form, or even faxed out - you can zip files together to get the whole drop. There is more to come on both the ‘Input’ and ‘Output’ sides, but everything in keeping with our two core principles: simplicity and privacy


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Jed Katz
Jed Katz is the Managing Director of Javelin Venture Partners. One of the pioneers of online commerce, Jed has spent his 20 year career developing, advising & investing in early stage tech ventures.