Phil Libin is a Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners and Executive Chairman and Co-founder of Evernote. Previously he was CEO of Evernote, the award-winning service that wants to be your second brain. He is an entrepreneur and executive who has led two Internet companies from the very beginning to proven commercial success, and helped three others through rapid growth. Prior to joining Evernote, Phil founded and served as president of CoreStreet, currently one of the top companies providing smart credential and identity management technologies to governments and large corporations throughout the world. CoreStreet was aquired by ActivIdentity (ACTI) in 2009. Previously, Phil was founder and CEO of Engine 5, a leading Boston-based Internet software development company acquired by Vignette Corporation (VIGN) in 2000, where he went on to serve as principal architect and chief technologist for applications.
In addition to his operational expertise, Phil is a software engineer by training and started his career by building complex systems for ATG, Exchange Applications and EF. Phil is an active technology author and public speaker, having appeared in numerous events and publications including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, CNET and others. In 2004, Phil was named an "Innovator of the Year" by InfoWorld magazine. He is a named inventor on several issued technology patents.