Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Evernote Founder Phil Libin Moves Into Venture Capital - Digits - WSJ

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"“The puzzles I want to work on are the early-stage puzzles,” said Mr. Libin, explaining why he felt it was time to leave Evernote. “How do you find product market fit? How do you design something beautiful? How do you get a team of talented nerds to walk through walls” to build a product?

His old company, where he remains executive chairman, is focused on making its business more predictable, getting better at operations, and hiring the people necessary to be a public company, he said.

Mr. Libin said he had spoken with a few venture-capital firms and hadn’t planned on going back to work so soon, but he decided the fit was right with General Catalyst. He starts work next Monday and will help the firm deploy its $675 million seventh fund."
Evernote Founder Phil Libin Moves Into Venture Capital - Digits - WSJ
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