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With summer coming to an end in the U.S. and global northern hemisphere, Founder Institute lined up some exciting speakers to kick off our fall events, including two Silicon Valley titans who joined us live: Phil Libin (Co-Founder & CEO of mmhmm and Co-Founder & Former CEO of Evernote) and Bill Reichert (Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures, and Co-Founder of Garage Ventures). 

Watch videos below from each these two legendary tech luminaries, who shared insights from their renowned careers as entrepreneurs and venture investors: 

'Getting to Wow!' on Your Pitch, with Bill Reichert of Garage Ventures:

Bill Reichert, one of Silicon Valley's foremost venture capitalists, shares insights on from several decades of investing in top technology companies. 

About Bill Reichert 

Bill Reichert is one of Silicon Valley's foremost venture capitalists, a Partner at Pegasus Tech Ventures (a global venture capital firm headquartered in Silicon Valley with over $1.5B of capital under management), and previously the Co-founder and Managing Director of Garage Ventures, which he started with Guy Kawasaki. Bill Reichert is also the author of "Getting to Wow!" a practical guide to help startup founders master the art of the pitch.

Pegasus has invested in more than 140 startups worldwide, mainly in AI, Robotics, Big Data, Health tech, and deep technologies. Pegasus is actively involved in supporting portfolio companies by connecting them with its network of global strategic partners; and Pegasus also supports the global innovation ecosystem through running the Startup World Cup, one of the biggest international startup competitions in the world.

Startup Best Practices with Phil Libin, and Silicon Valley FI Graduation:

Learn about startup best practices from Phil Libin, the Co-Founder & CEO of mmhmm and All Turtles and Co-Founder & former CEO of Evernote; and see a few debut presentations from FI's newest portfolio companies. 

About Phil Libin

Phil Libin is a co-founder and the CEO of mmhmm (a fast-growing video tools company with over $140M in funding), and All Turtles (an Artificial Intelligence startup studio). He is also the co-founder and former CEO of the global productivity tool Evernote, which created an epic transformation in workflow and has redefined the way individuals and teams work today.

A sought-after leader on technology and innovation, Libin provides audiences with an engaging look at what it takes to reinvent productivity at global scale. His investment focus is generally on using technology to enhance humanity, productivity, and business globally.


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