Evernote, the productivity app with 225 million users that lets
people take notes and organise other files from their working and
non-work life, has been on a mission to reset its image as the
go-to service for those seeking tools to help themselves be more
efficient, years after losing its place as one of the most popular
apps in the app store. But those changes have not come without
their own challenges.
TechCrunch has learned and confirmed that in the last month,
Evernote lost several of its most senior executives, including its
CTO Anirban Kundu, CFO Vincent Toolan, CPO Erik Wrobel and head of
HR Michelle Wagner beyond the usual attrition of engineers and
The departures are coming at a key time: we have also heard that
Evernote is fundraising, potentially in a down-round from its most
recent (but now several years-old) valuation of $1.2 billion.
I never took a liking to Evernote. Its origins as a Windows desktop app were always apparent. It had some interesting and powerful features (particularly OCR for signage in photographs — you can search for text in images) but a terrible interface. If you’re still using it, you should look into your export options.