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The founder of a beloved productivity app thinks the startup model is broken - here's how he's trying to keep the tech industry from 'making the same 10,000 mistakes over and over again'

Posted On: Aug 12, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

The founder of a beloved productivity app thinks the startup model is broken - here's how he's trying to keep the tech industry from 'making the same 10,000 mistakes over and over again'

Phil Libin, a longtime entrepreneur and the founder of Evernote, thinks the technology industry isn't doing a good job of promoting innovation.
He's particularly critical of the startup model, because its focus on building companies leaves out worthy ideas and talented technologists.
Libin new startup, called All Turtles, is hoping to disrupt that model by funding the development of ideas and turning them into products before their developers teams have to worry about building companies around them.
All Turtles is intended to promote innovation globally; it already has offices in three countries, with more planned.
Some of the first ideas it's fostered will effectively graduate from its process this fall.
If you ask Phil Libin , the tech industry doesn't do a very good job these days at promoting innovation.
They may seem a strange thing to say, given that the industry has a reputation for being the most innovative in the country, if not the world. But Libin's not just some crank.
He's been in the industry...

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