For the past 3 years I was able to get a time slot to interview Phil Libin, Evernote’s CEO, during Leweb, a huge conference which takes place in Paris, France every December.
This year though, it seems that Phil’s schedule did not permit to do an interview for the show. Last year Phil did around 45 interviews at Leweb so I can understand the need to cut back a little.
But on Tuesday evening I received a DM from Phil on my personal Twitter account (yes I am honored to be followed by him) where he asked me if I wanted to meet him for a drink in Paris that evening. You can bet I said yes!
I know that Phil is very involved in the startup scene, he also participates in the Founder Institute which I went through for the Spring semester in Paris. So it’s not such a surprise to see him take some time like that. But still, I found it incredibly cool.
I met him at his hotel. It was awesome to be able to talk to such a high caliber entrepreneur for close to an hour. He arrived after midnight but he insisted we took some time to discuss. I was thrilled.
We talked about Evernote of course, about my current full time project with The Guitar Channel and about plenty of others matters.
Here’s a pic of a very happy me with Phil just before I left him around 2:00am:
Thanks a ton Phil for being so cool with me and so generous with your time and advice. You rock big time.
Here’s the YouTube video of Phil’s talk with Loïc Le Meur during Leweb: