Fight back today against mass surveillance

Today is The Day We Fight Back. It’s a coming together of technology companies everywhere to show that we won’t tolerate the practice of online spying on Internet users by the US government and the NSA. Layer stands in firm support. As we shared when we launched last year, trust, privacy and security are among […]

An open letter to applicants of Layer’s beta

Editor’s note: This letter was sent via email to everyone who’s applied to the Layer early access program, announced here when we launched. Friend of Layer, After we launched in September, we opened 50 slots in our early access program. The first phase of the program was a success: we learned a tremendous amount and […]

Eight days in: you guys are amazing

From the time the idea for Layer was conceived, our heads have been spinning thinking about the possibilities. We’ve spoken exhaustively both internally among ourselves and externally with app developers about the envelope-pushing ways the platform could be leveraged. But even so, we’re amazed at the cool things you’re building and the level of enthusiasm […]

And… We won Disrupt!

Last week was a whirlwind. The TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield began with thirty innovative and broad-ranging startups and ended with the sixteen of us Layer folk standing on stage accepting the Disrupt cup. The competition was fierce and the judges were among the most skilled investors in tech. Needless to say, we couldn’t be more […]

Layer advances to the finals

We got word that we made the finals in the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield in San Francisco. The competition started out with 29 companies and was steep. Many described this year’s batch as the most formidable in the history of the competition. Needless to say, advancing is a huge deal for Layer and we couldn’t […]