Box announced today that it now has 20,000,000 or 20 million users around the globe. The cloud storage service serves more than 180,000 businesses, including 97 percent of Fortune 500 companies. Five months ago, the service had 18 million users, served 150,000 businesses including 92 percent of Fortune 500 companies. Box co-founder and CEO Aaron Levie announced two new updates in a blog post today. They’ve doubled the free storage in the Personal plan from 5GB to 10GB. A new Starter edition has been unveiled to make it easy and affordable for small businesses to move onto Box. The new Starter edition will cost $5 per user, per month.
Levie says that they’ve been contemplating this move for a long time and that this is the biggest change they’ve made to their offerings since 2010. Small businesses or teams that contain 1-10 users can sign up for the Starter edition. It offers 100GB of storage for the aforementioned cost. Box has also made a small change to its Business plan. Companies can now add one integration with an enterprise platform. Levie writes that they’ll be making a number of announcements in September which will be focused “elegant experiences” for users across the web and mobile. He hasn’t provided an exact date on which the announcements will be made.
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