It will list on the Nasdaq under the stock ticker "DBX".
Dropbox has done very well over the past two years.
Its valuation based on recent funding in the group stands at around $10 billion, making Dropbox one of the biggest Silicon Valley venture-backed "unicorns", or startups with a private valuation of more than $1 billion.
While Dropbox has been touting its scale - with more than 500 million registered users - and the fact that it is cash-flow positive, the filing gives a more in-depth look at its financials.
Dropbox has filed for an initial public offering in the U.S., documents released on Friday revealed, in what is likely to be the largest float since Snapchat owner Snap.
Converting existing users to the paid tier is at the top of the company's list, but the filing admits that their revenue growth rate has declined and could keep slowing.
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Box, a similar service focused on businesses, went public in 2015.
While there were more than 500 million registered Dropbox users at the end of past year, only 11 million of them were paying subscribers, the firm said in the regulatory filing. In the same period, the company's net losses shrank to $112 million from $210 million.
Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank are among underwriters of the IPO, according to the filing. CEO Houston received restricted shares worth $109.6 million, and Ferdowsi was handed stock worth $46.7 million. Four years ago, the cloud software vendor raised $350 million in private capital at a $10 billion valuation and has since struggled to justify that price. He also received a $340,000 signing bonus.
The place where you may or may not store and share your photos, PDFs, and other documents is going public.
"Our market opportunity has grown as we've expanded from keeping files in sync to keeping teams in sync", the company said in the filing.
Dropbox's move to go public isn't all that surprising, but it is an important step for the company and the larger tech industry.