Evernote Notable Tech Event:
I caught a ride with Caroline and Ziv, two Eye-Fi employees, to check out the Evernote Notable Tech Event at 111 Minna Gallery in SF. I didn’t realize Evernote’s service had been integrated into so many other products. It was cool seeing how other companies are increasing the value of their products by including the ability to link data to Evernote.
The panel, titled Managing Competition in Tech, was moderated by Guy Kawasaki (wow you really see this guy everywhere when you attend tech events), and the panelists were Phil Libin, Loic Le Meur, and Adeo Ressi.
Here are my takeaways from the panel:
Good VCs don’t sign NDAs
Do the opposite of what your feelings tell you to do
Do what you love
Make your great product - ignore your competitors
Meet your competition
And a special lecture on TechCrunch’s lack of importance:
Coverage on TC = ~1500 users
90% are gone 2 days later
Remaining 10% become your alpha users - use them to grow your product
Lastly, Loic introduced himself by saying, “Hi my name is at Loic.” He was also wearing a shirt that said “@loic” on it.