Mark Cuban, the Dallas Mavericks owner who made his fortune
by selling his Internet company to Yahoo, made a $350,000 investment in Box to
kick off the company, Levie said.
"He is the reason we dropped out of college," he
But the Box founders and Cuban soon argued about the
direction of the company, and the young entrepreneurs ended up buying out the
billionaire in 2006. At the time, Cuban did not subscribe to the idea of giving
away services in the hopes that users would pay for more features later, Levie