“On one hand, I’m really proud of that, and I’m really proud of our team. But on the other hand, 20 million users is a tiny fraction of what our overall goal is. There are still about 7 billion people out there on the planet who aren’t using Evernote. We want to improve everyone’s life, and we won’t be satisfied until we’ve gotten there.” —Phil Libin of Evernote on growing from 6 million to 20 million users in one year.
“At that point I would barely have been able to pick California off a map, and I certainly had no idea about anything called venture capital. I’ve worked for the past 30 years in Silicon Valley. There is nothing that comes close to this place. That’s not an indictment of Britain, just a reflection on the wonderful benefits of living in America.” —Michael Moritz on making the move from the UK after advice from Bill Deedes.
“This is the public financing of twelve years ago, it is just done privately.” —Michael Moritz on Klarna’s $155M round.