About Phil Santoro
Phil Santoro is an entrepreneur. He is a Co-Founder of Wilbur Labs, a startup studio based in San Francisco. Phil previously worked at Google and founded and sold FreeForums.org.
Co-Founder of Wilbur Labs
Phil Santoro is a Co-Founder of Wilbur Labs, a startup studio based in San Francisco. Wilbur Labs provides funding, shared resources, and operational support to turn bold ideas into market-leading companies. Since 2016, Wilbur Labs has built and invested in 21+ companies.
Phil’s Experience as a Speaker and Writer:
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 on entrepreneurship and author of numerous articles in Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, and Entrepreneur Magazine.
Past Work – Google:
From 2013-2016 Phil worked at Google in Mountain View, California, as a Growth Strategist. While there, Phil met David Kolodny, who joined at the same time. After several years, they started brainstorming startup ideas and identified several problems they wanted to solve.
Phil Santoro and David Kolodny left Google in 2016 and founded Wilbur Labs, a startup studio based in San Francisco.
Past Work – Founder of FreeForums.org:
In 2007, Phil Santoro founded FreeForums.org to allow anyone to create a forum. FreeForums.org quickly became one of the largest destinations online, receiving over 125 million monthly pageviews, and was acquired by the public company CrowdGather in 2010.
Education Background of Phil Santoro:
Phil graduated from the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business in 2013.
Supporting Young Entrepreneurs:
Phil built his first computer in 2001 at the age of 12 and founded his first company at 14. Inspired to help other young entrepreneurs, Phil has spoken at several schools about how to start a company.
In 2018, Phil created an entrepreneurship scholarship at Madeira High School to support young entrepreneurs and encourage a culture of entrepreneurship from an early age.