On a visit to his company’s Dublin HQ, Drew Houston sat down with Silicon Republic’s Ann O’Dea to share his journey as an entrepreneur, and the origin and evolution of Dropbox.

Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston started coding at five, got his first taste of start-up life as a teen and is now leading one of tech’s best-known unicorn companies.

At the Dropbox Dublin HQ, he shared the story of how the company was born on a frustrated four-hour bus journey, and how five core values inform who they hire and what they do.

Words by Elaine Burke