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Evernote Business expands to 26 European markets

Company expects to add 50 new markets in first half of 2013

Technology trends and news by Steven Loeb
February 7, 2013 | Comments
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/2d6b

Archiving and note taking app Evernote is a company that is designed to organize your entire life, from the food you love and the people you meet, to the things you see online. Their slogan is "Remember everything" and that is really what they want their users to do.

The company recently sought to expanded its influence by offering a product that was stricly for the Enterprise space. it announced its business product in August 2012, and launched it in Decemeber in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

Now the company taking its Business Product to 26 new markets in the European Union, the company announced Thursday.

Evernote Business will now be available in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and Sweden.

Tthe service will also coming to Australia and New Zealand beginning on February 12. Evernote expects that Evernote Business will be available in an additional 50 countries in the first half of this year, with new markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa Latin America and Asia Pacific.

Since its release in December, more than 2,000 businesses have already signed up for Evernote Business and more than two-thirds of the company's 50 million users are already using Evernote at work, to increase their productivity. With 70% of its customers outside the United States, Evernote sees big opportunities in these markets. 

Evernote Business contains features that are specifically designed to meet the needs of small and medium sized businesses, including:

  • Business Notebooks: allows workers to place work documents, projects and research, which can then be shared with coworkers or published to the company's Business Library. Business Notebooks and personal notebooks are visually distinct from one another.
  • Business Library: a single destination for Business Notebooks shared by individuals, as well as important company information posted by administrators.
  • Improved sharing: Information can be shared within a team, across a department, with the entire company, or with outside clients. In an employee leave a company, personal notes will go with them, but they will no longer have access to Business Notes.
  • Knowledge discovery: allows users to discover information by displaying relevant content. Browsing, searching and creating a new note will bring up Related Notes from an employee's own account and from any joined Business Notebooks, as well as those in the Business Library.
  • Highter monthly upload allowance: users are allowed can create up to 2GB of new content each month in their personal notebooks, double the Evernote Premium allowance. The company receives an additional 2GB per month for each user that is shared among all Business Notebooks.

"In just over two months, Evernote Business has gone from a small closed beta to helping thousands of individuals get more done at work. We’ve received great feedback from our user community, which has inspired many new features and refinements, including easier user account management and improved knowledge discovery," Evernote COO Ken Gullicksen wrote in a blogpost Thursday. "In addition, we have been growing the size of our Global Customer Success teams to ensure that we are delivering the highest, most responsive level of customer support possible."

Evernote Business is currently available for Evernote for Mac, iOS, Android and Windows Desktop. Beginning today, Related Notes will display in the Mac client, Evernote Clearly for Chrome and Firefox.

Evernote was founded by CEO Phil Libin in 2008. Since then the founded the Redwood City-based company has raised nearly $251 million, including a $70 million Series D round of funding at a $1 billion valuation in May 2012.

In April 2011, Libin told Vator CEO Bambi Francisco that Evernote was generating $1 million a month, a number that Libin recently said has doubled or tripled since then. For the past four years, Evernote has seen its revenue triple year-to-year. 

Note: Libin will be one of the Keynote speakers at the upcoming Vator Splash event in San Francisco on Feb. 13. Register here. Splash keynotes are TED-like presentations from seasoned and high-profile high-tech entrepreneurs, who share their lessons starting, building and scaling their startups. All speakers either founded a company that has IPO’d, sold for several hundred million dollars or is currently valued at more than $500 million. Past speakers include Peter Thiel, Tony Hsieh (Zappos), Dick Costolo (Twitter), Tim Westergren (Pandora), Aaron Levie (Box) and many more. Check out their invaluable lessons here at the Splash Keynote archives.

(Image source: http://blog.evernote.com)


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