“We’re excited (and a bit scared) about abandoning the relative shelter of the private beta for the open waters ahead,” Evernote CEO Phil Libin wrote on the company’s blog on June 24, 2008. “But if we’re really going to expand everyone’s memory, we’ve got to let everyone in.”
As it turns out, Libin and the Evernote team didn’t have too much to be “scared” about. The note-taking app hit 1 million registered users less than a year later and topped 10 million users almost exactly three years after its public launch.
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Now, five years after its launch, Evernote has more than 65 million users worldwide and more than 300 employees. The startup has raised $250 million in funding to date and is widely expected to go public within the next few years.
Evernote released a video to commemorate its five-year anniversary, which you can watch above, as well as a special landing page encouraging users to share their Evernote accomplishments. Evernote is also emailing the first million people who signed up for the service to thank them and tell them which number user they were.
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