Brooklyn's Best Entrepreneurs

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Sam Lessin and Darshan Somashekar of Drop.io

Drop.io, which offers free, secure file-sharing through digital-storage "drops" (and related products like the multimedia-sharing PressLift), was founded by Sam Lessin and Darshan Somashekar in 2007. It moved in 2008 from Manhattan to not far from the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn's DUMBO, where an East-coast version of California's Silicon Valley is taking hold in the waterfront district. (Pictured: drop.io's head of applications Steve Greenwood, in hat, and head of development Jacob Robbins, with green shirt, listening during a "Startup Storytellers" event at the DUMBO office.)