Phil Santoro

Entrepreneur and Co-Founder at Wilbur Labs

Phil Santoro is an entrepreneur. He is a Co-Founder of Wilbur Labs, a startup studio based in San Francisco. Wilbur Labs turns bold ideas into market-leading companies, and the Studio has built and invested in 21+ companies since 2016.

As an expert on building companies, Phil loves sharing what he’s learned to help others. He answers common founder questions on the Wilbur Labs Founder FAQ series. Phil is a frequent speaker and the author of numerous articles in Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur Magazine, helping entrepreneurs build and scale companies.

Previously, Phil founded in 2007 to allow anyone to create a forum. became one of the largest online platforms at the time, receiving over 125 million monthly pageviews and was acquired by the public company CrowdGather in 2010. Phil then worked at Google as a Growth Strategist from 2013-2016.

Phil graduated from the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business in 2013.

Outside of work, Phil is a Private Pilot and broke a Guinness World Record for competitive eating. Phil now lives in San Francisco with his wife, Rubi.

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