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Greylock Partners design event @ Layer HQ

Layer HQ played host to a fantastic event last night, and we’d like to take a minute to thank the organizer, Greylock Partners, for allowing us to be a part of it. The evening brought together some of the most talented and creative designers in tech to share their recent work. The people were amazing […]

Why I joined Layer

In the early days of PC gaming, I was the world’s first female professional video gamer. I was so passionate about gaming that I built an online life dedicated to play. I met other gamers online and made friends through ultra-simple text chat via in-game consoles. I extended those communications to IRC, forming friendships that […]

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You’re invited: open house at Layer HQ for Google I/O

Kick off Google I/O with us! If you’ll be in San Francisco for Google I/O, you’re invited to join us the night before it starts for an open house at Layer HQ. On behalf of co-hosts Layer, Bloomberg Beta, Homebrew, Data Collective, Fuel Capital, Morado Ventures and AME Cloud Ventures, we hope to see you […]

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Passing the Disrupt Cup

Last September we had the tremendous honor of winning TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco’s Startup Battlefield, joining the ranks of successes like Mint.com and Yammer. I can’t imagine a better way to launch a technology company than TechCrunch Disrupt. Since we won: We’ve had more than 6,000 requests for access to our beta from individuals and […]

Layer Loves YC

Four of the companies in the Winter 2014 Y Combinator class, launching at YC Demo Day today, are also in Layer’s beta program. They’ve chosen Layer to help power rich communications in their apps and products, which span a broad spectrum from messaging apps to hardware devices, from events to healthcare, and are in both […]

Why I joined Layer

More than anything else, the Internet is about communication. It has made our world smaller and more connected, bringing us closer through shared experience. Emailing, instant messaging, commenting, posting, and tweeting have become familiar verbs that define our experience online. And each year our online experience has grown more and more entwined and synonymous with […]