Exhausted and demoralized, he was reaching for the light switch when his e-mail dinged. A momentary blast of hope—but no, just a message from a fan, something he had been getting more and more of lately. This one was from some guy in Sweden, a fellow software entrepreneur, and it was the usual “Evernote has changed my life” sort of thing. Libin almost missed the last line: “If you ever need any money let me know.”
Feeling more awake, Libin typed back: “It just so happens we could use some cash. How much did you have in mind?”
The answer came right back: “Would half a million dollars be enough?”

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