Pen&Internet Spinning Off to Form EverNote Corporation

New company builds on team's longtime strength in innovative mobile computing


Sep 08, 2004, 01:00 ET from EverNote Corp.

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Parascript, LLC, announced
 today that it is spinning off its Pen&Internet subsidiary to merge with
 EverNote, LLC. The new entity will be called EverNote Corporation.
     The new combined business will be a privately-held company, headquartered
 in Sunnyvale, CA, with a R&D Center in Moscow, Russia. EverNote Corp. will
 build on Pen&Internet's expertise in handwriting recognition and electronic
 ink technologies, as well as EverNote's unique database and AI technologies.
     EverNote Corp. will focus its efforts on a new flagship software product,
 EverNote 1.0, a complete note management solution. The company will also
 continue to develop and sell its industry leading handwriting and forms
 recognition software products, which have seen strong acceptance by OEMs,
 system integrators and corporate customers.
     Dr. Stepan Pachikov, the founder of EverNote and its predecessor
 ParaGraph, and a co-founder of Parascript, has been named CEO and President of
 the new entity. Aron Katz, a major shareholder of Parascript, has been named
 Chairman of the Board of EverNote.
     "I've been a longtime evangelist of and investor in Russian rooted
 technology companies," said Mr. Katz. "Working with this core team for more
 than 15 years has brought me not only much reward and successes, but also a
 deep respect for the evolution of their technology portfolio and expertise in
 mobile computing. I look forward to a productive and prosperous next chapter
     Dr. Pachikov is introducing EverNote 1.0 today at the DEMOmobile
 conference in La Jolla, CA.
     "Dr. Pachikov's vision for a personal content management solution is a
 natural next phase for the team, building on Pen&Internet's deep expertise in
 the mobile market," said Jeff Gilb, President and CEO of Parascript. "The
 merger will enable the new company to focus on developing EverNote into a
 blockbuster product."
     EverNote 1.0 is designed to give busy professionals and consumers an easy
 to use yet powerful application to host all types of notes and information,
 from Web clips to emails, documents and handwritten notes -- and make them
 instantly accessible at anytime, in any place.
     "People need to memorize numerous bits and pieces of information every day
 -- and must find them many months later," said Dr. Pachikov. "Bringing to life
 our long-standing vision, we are excited that digital ink and recognition
 technologies find its natural place in a mass market application and add to
 EverNote's unique and universal usability."
     About Parascript, LLC
     Parascript's Total Recognition technology converts paper-based information
 into computer-usable data. It is one of the first complete technologies that
 recognizes all character types -- cursive, handprint and machine print -- on
 all forms. Total Recognition technology is available via a number of channels:
 as software development kits, through Parascript's on-line services, through
 onsite custom solutions, and from Parascript's partners. Please visit for more information.
     About EverNote Corporation
     EverNote Corporation is a provider of advanced note management, electronic
 ink and forms recognition software for the mobile and wireless markets.
 Headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, with an office in Moscow, Russia, EverNote has
 advanced engineering and R&D teams with over 135 years combined experience in
 these technologies. Please visit for more information.
     EverNote Corporation, EverNote and Pen&Internet are trademarks of EverNote
 Corporation. All other trademarks and trade names previously cited are hereby
 acknowledged as the property of their respective owners.

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