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@ScottMAustin — 13,752 followers, 9,786 tweets

@GBousis @markpinc I don’t think it ever got close to $1B in net sales before it was acquired.
I hardly remember needing to do the quarterback sneak to push with the mob into a NY subway car during rush hour. San Franciscans are so polite with their fancy lines.
Dropbox often gets dinged for its heady valuation, which overshadows the fact that @drewhouston and co. were able to build a business with $1B in revenue. To me that's more deserving of the label (deep breath) "unicorn" than the value set by a few investors. 
@EricyuanY @jasonlk Yeah, I mentioned that, but it wouldn't be that far off. Most of the companies were nearly doubling their revenue at the time and crossed well over $1B for the year so the older ones might be off by one year, if at all.
$0 to $1 billion in annual revenue: Groupon - 3 years Zynga - 4 yrs Amazon - 5 yrs Google - 5 yrs Facebook - 6 yrs Square - 6 yrs eBay - 7 yrs Apple - 8 yrs Yahoo - 8 yrs Cisco - 10 yrs Dropbox - 10 yrs Twitter - 12 yrs Oracle - 14 yrs Microsoft - 15 yrs (not currency adjusted)
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