Dropbox has announced the opening of its Paris office, the company’s third European location. The cloud storage incumbent wants to redouble efforts to target French businesses.
The company also has offices in Dublin and London, and the Paris team, led by Philippe Plichon (who up until recently served as director retail & tech at Google), will seek to grow the company’s business in France.
“We’ve seen huge success in France, so Paris is a natural choice for us. The number of Dropbox users in France has doubled over the past two years, now accounting for one out of every five French Internet users. The Paris-based developers of Genius Scan, Stupefix, and Polabox have also taken to Dropbox, building integrations into their popular apps. And more French companies are choosing Dropbox for Business every day to help them work smarter,” the company said in a statement.
“In the next three years, we expect over 2.5 million French businesses to be using at least one cloud service.”
The company said it has a strong position internationally – over 70 per cent of Dropbox users are located outside the US.
The office opening comes just a couple of weeks after cloud storage rival Box moved to strengthen its business in the region. Box hired former Microsoft cloud sales exec Jeremy Grinbaum to lead its commercial expansion efforts in France and southern Europe.