NEWSROOM    Builders    June 10, 2020

iPod inventor Tony Fadell: ‘I literally had a decade of failure’

June 10, 2020

Before becoming known as the “father of the iPod,” Tony Fadell said he was rejected by 80 venture capital investors when trying to raise funding for his own technology business. 

“So I literally had a decade of failure,” Fadell said, reflecting on his early years in the technology industry in the 1990s. 

Fadell was speaking on a panel at the 2020 CogX conference with former colleagues of General Magic, the spin-off company of technology giant Apple, which operated in Silicon Valley in the 1990s but went out of business in the early 2000s.

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