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Startup timing: From impossible to just really hard

Evernote CEO and founder Phil Libin shares his lessons learned at Splash

Innovation series by Bambi Francisco Roizen
April 1, 2013
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They say that timing is everything, and that goes for when to launch a startup too. One of the best pieces of advice that Evernote CEO and founder Phil Libin shared at Splash SF was when to start a company. 

"The right timing is you wait until the world changes, so that a really important problem moves from being impossible to just being really, really hard. And then you execute."

Craig Sherman of Meritech Capital gave the keynote introduction.  

Check out the photos from Splash SF this past February.

(Libin spoke at our Splash SF event in February. Sharing their lessons learned about starting and scaling their companies at Splash LA on May 30 at the Hollywood Roosevelt will be Paul Thelen, founder and CEO of Big Fish Games, one of the hottest gaming companies, and Josh Berman, founder and CEO of Beachmint, one of the hottest social commerce startups in LA. Register here.)

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Description: Our goal at Evernote is to give everyone the ability to easily capture any moment, idea, inspiration, or experience whenever they want us...
Bio: Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Big Fish Games. He has an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Scienc...
Bio: Recently switched from entrepreneur to vc. Formerly COO at and CEO at Gaia Interactive.

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