Dropbox has already been in the planning stages and holding meeting with banks about turning into a public company during the second half of 2013, according to Quartz.
Based on unnamed sources said to be "briefed on the talks," Quartz suggested that the cloud storage provider is ready for an initial public offering now following the debut of its new business products.
Earlier this week, Dropbox rolled outfor IT administrators as it attempts to ramp up its enterprise efforts.
The additional set of services for businesses certainly makes Dropbox look more well-rounded, which frames the San Francisco-based company with more of an enterprise tech edge rather than a plain consumer one. That would be especially vital if Dropbox is trying to court banks and investors right now.
Looking back at the major technology IPOs in 2012, the clear trend was that enterprise technology ones soared -- and the consumer ones flopped. Just compare Zynga and Facebook versus the likes of Workday and.
Using Workday,on the New York Stock Exchange in October, as a prime example, the Software-as-a-Service provider debuted at $28 per share -- -- to close out .
There haven't been many murmurs about an IPO before, but Dropbox also could be pushing to go public this year to beat competitor Box to the punch.
, Box CEO and co-founder Aaron Levie revealed that Los Altos, Calif.-based company was aiming to declare an IPO in 2014. Levie hinted that 2013 was still a possibility, but he still described it as a "long shot."