Geeking Out with Evernote: The Photo Gallery

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In the nearly five years since we started Xconomy, I’ve looked forward to few events more than our Silicon Valley “Xconomy Xchange” forum last night with Evernote CEO Phil Libin, Sequoia Capital partner Roelof Botha, and Morgenthaler Ventures partner Gary Little. I’m a longtime power user of Evernote’s online notekeeping application—it’s installed on my Mac, my iPad, and my iPhone—and interviewing Libin and Evernote’s biggest investors in front of a live audience was a little bit like being a Trekkie on stage with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, and Gene Roddenberry. Except, Libin is funnier.

We’ve got photos from the event in slide-show form below. Many thanks to Hanno Botha, newly wedded husband of Xconomy San Francisco’s director of business development Rachel Botha, for playing Peter Parker. (Hanno and Rachel are no relation to Roelof.)

While I’m thanking folks: I want to extend a special thank you to Microsoft Silicon Valley for hosting the event, especially to BizSpark evangelist Brett Laffel, operations manager Sherree Curtiss, and Paul the A/V technician. We’re also grateful to event sponsors Silicon Valley Bank and Turnstone (which showed off its forthcoming iPad app, complete with Evernote integration), event partners Dealmaker Media and Plug and Play Tech Center, design sponsor Mixtur, and Xconomy’s regular lineup of underwriters and venture members. Ching Wu at Morgenthaler Ventures, Andrew Sinkov at Evernote, and Mark Dempster at Sequoia Capital provided invaluable help spreading the word about the event.

Quite a few people tweeted from the event. You can get a look at the conversation by searching Twitter for the hashtag #xcevernote. One of the most tweetable gems of the evening was Libin’s formulation of Libin’s Law: “In a startup, you have to multiply Moore’s Law by Murphy’s Law. Every year, there are twice as many things that can go wrong.” On the final page in our photo gallery, you’ll find a Storify compilation of notable tweets from the event.

L to R: Wade Roush (Xconomy), Gary Little (Morgenthaler Ventures), Phil Libin (Evernote), Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital).

Photo by Hanno Botha

Wade Roush is a freelance science and technology journalist and the producer and host of the podcast Soonish. Follow @soonishpodcast

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