Phil Libin

Phil Libin

Phil Libin the CEO of Evernote. He is an entrepreneur and executive who has led two Internet companies from the very beginning to proven commercial ... More »Phil Libin the CEO of Evernote. He is an entrepreneur and executive who has led two Internet companies from the very beginning to proven commercial success, and helped three others through rapid growth. Prior to joining Evernote, Phil founded and served as president of CoreStreet, currently one of the top companies providing smart credential and identity management technologies to governments and large corporations throughout the world. Previously, Phil was founder and CEO of Engine 5, a leading Boston-based Internet software development company acquired by Vignette Corporation in early 2000, where he went on to serve as principal architect and chief technologist for applications.

Say hello to Evernote's contact-list killer

Evernote CEO Phil Libin inputs data into Hello, an app he hopes will replace address books. Other apps from the company, like Food and Skitch, are more popular Mountain View, California (CNN) -- Meet Evernote CEO Phil Libin, who runs a software company based here in Silicon Valley ...

Apple Re-Invents Its Wheel With iOS7, Takes Developers Along For The Ride

“Measured by the number of people that are going to see a big change within the same 24-hour period,” says Evernote CEO Phil Libin, “I think iOS 7 is the biggest day in technology ever. There’s never been another day like this in the history of the universe where hundreds of millions of ...

Evernote is interested in more than your notes

CEO Phil Libin on quadrupling the startup's user base in two years and what lies ahead—from hardware to security. Evernote CEO Phil Libin: "If you're vastly profitable, it kind of means you've run out of ideas. " Credit: Evernote FORTUNE -- For Evernote, the digital note-taking ...

Evernote Wants To Be The Automatic, Trusted Place To Store Your Life [Interview]

In June, at the LeWeb conference in London, CEO Phil Libin noted that Evernote now has 34 million users, having reported 25 million as recently as May. And while paying users are a much smaller fraction, they are growing at a similarly strong rate: now they’re at 1.4 million versus 1 ...

Evernote CEO: Apps will become obsolete

"Apps as a concept don't make a whole lot of sense anymore," says Phil Libin, CEO of the productivity app maker Evernote. It has come to refer to any device, appliance, wearable or object that's connected to the Internet, and Libin thinks that's just awful. In his words, it's "the ...

After Pledging A “Better Evernote” In 2014, Evernote Updates Data Sync, Now 4X Faster

“I could quibble with the specifics,” wrote CEO Phil Libin, “but reading Jason’s article was a painful and frustrating experience because, in the big picture, he’s right. We’re going to fix this.” Today comes part one of that repair job: Evernote is updating the synchronization that lets ...

Tortuous Business Meeting? Tech Is Here to Help

Phil Libin, the CEO of the note-taking company Evernote, argues the chief problem with most meetings is that they are run in a way that dumbs down their participants. Evernote's corporate goal—and, really, Mr. Libin's mission in life—is to make people smarter, so meetings are a ...

Evernote Updates Its Business Product With Social Features And Integration

CEO Phil Libin introduced the product on-stage at Evernote’s EC3 conference and said it will be released next week. In its first nine months, 7,900 companies have signed up for Evernote Business (which was announced at last year’s conference). Libin emphasized that at its core...

Foundation: Evernote’s Phil Libin on Building a Hundred-Year-Old Startup

For the latest episode of my Foundation series, I interviewed Evernote CEO Phil Libin live from START SF. Phil discusses his views on the “cloud” moniker, Evernote’s plans to be a hundred-year-old startup, and how to make encryption sexy (yes, really!). Here’s Phil’s ...

Will your Internet data still be there in 100 years?

Phil Libin at the LeWeb conference in London. "We want people to ... believe Evernote will be around for 100 years," he said. Services such as Evernote allow users to archive images, documents and other data Evernote hopes to be around a century from now, even if social media sites are ...

BBC News Evernote's Phil Libin: The modest $1bn boss

Phil Libin, a self-confessed nerd and geek, does not have the personality of a typical chief executive. For while most bosses of major companies have a hard-edged, go-getting confidence, the top man at US technology firm Evernote freely admits that he is "not particularly good" at many ...

Will Evernote IPO?

I had a chance to sit down with Evernote's CEO, Phil Libin, a few weeks ago to dive a bit deeper into what's going on at the company. When I met Libin, he was wearing an Evernote t-shirt under his blazer, like a proud geek dad wearing a t-shirt from his kid's college. Libin ...

Evernote CEO on how company was saved at eleventh hour

At the annual Y Combinator startup school, Phil Libin details the most important lessons he's learned from his founding of three companies -- and how Evernote stepped back from the precipice of failure. Evernote CEO Phil Libin speaks at the Y Combinator startup school event at De ...

As Evernote's Cult Grows, the Business Market Beckons

Chief Executive Officer Phil Libin talks about reaching a billion users; others at the company freely throw around the phrase “the Evernote lifestyle.” That’s a lot of expectations for an experience that boils down to three columns in a browser window. You type, or clip or upload a new ...

Why I think Evernote CEO Phil Libin is underrated

Almost four years old, the digital clipper-locker service is a poster child for freemium business model and much of the credit goes to its CEO Phil Libin, an underrated Silicon Valley star. Evernote, the digital locker software, is an unlikely success story in Silicon Valley. Last week ...

How 6 Unlikely Investors Snuck into that Monster Evernote $1 Billion Round

Evernote’s founder and CEO Phil Libin has never been one to maximize the valuation for the sake of bragging rights. The price was a nod to two things: Evernote has built a truly impressive business, and it was a round many investors were dying to get into. What hasn’t been reported is ...

Evernote, like Twitter, in no rush to go public

Evernote CEO Phil Libin speaking at LeWeb. Evernote announced yesterday that it raised $70 million in funding that it didn't need, in order to get ready for a public offering that, CEO Phil Libin hopes, is still several years away. Libin said that the $70 million, raised ...

Evernote CEO Details His Company’s Plans For A Wearable Future

But Evernote CEO Phil Libin has a warning for software companies taking a wait-and-see approach – if you do so, you risk being left behind. Evernote is already developing or has developed software for Android Wear, Pebble, Google Glass, Samsung Gear and more, and Libin told me ...

Evernote CEO Phil Libin talks Evernote Business

Evernote CEO Phil Libin doesn't see Evernote as a competitor to productivity suites like Google Apps. Instead, his service fills a "universal human need. " He explained last week ahead of the launch. PCWorld: What’s the number one most requested feature? Libin: Two-thirds of users ...

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