Despite A Low Stake In Box, Aaron Levie Has A High Influence


Box CEO Aaron Levie made enterprise startups sexy again, though this week’s Box IPO announcement revealed that Levie only owns 5.7% percent of the company. (Levie sold off stock to raise the money he needed to punch through the enterprise space).

But 28-year-old Levie, who has been credited with building a big company that genuinely makes life easier for people and companies, may take some solace. And not just from his stake in what will be a significant IPO, but also from the fact that, according to one data analysis company, he appears to far more influential in Silicon Valley’s VC and entrepreneurship scene than previously thought.

Influence analysis company PeerIndex looked at the 25,000 most influential people in venture capital and tech entrepreneurship on Twitter.

They then built a large graph of these folk and observed their tweets and conversations over several months. These people tweet about 40,000 times…

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