Breakout Companies of 2010

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Box.net
Palo Alto, California
Founded in 2005

Why they’re on the list: Because they’ve tripled their revenue

The rise of cloud computing has had a dramatic impact on everything from how people socialize to where they store their information. Box.net has capitalized on this trend by becoming an inexpensive and reliable go-to storage solution for millions of individuals looking to back up their photos and music stored on their computers, iPads and iPhones. But it’s in the corporate arena, where the company has enrolled some 60,000 businesses including big names like Coca Cola, T-Mobile and Volvo, where Box.net has enjoyed breakout success. Thanks to those corporate clients, Box.net has seen revenues more than triple this past year.