Spotlight on a Layer user: Pop

The idea for Pop was born far from its San Francisco headquarters. Founder and CEO Joshua Nguyen was traversing the highlands in Burma with a guide, some 20 miles from a hot guerilla zone. A former product executive at Flickr and Tumblr, he’d come to this place to clear his head and decide on his […]

Spotlight on a Layer user: imoji

To hear imoji CEO Tom Smith tell it, the idea for the company’s app had immediate legs. From the founding team’s first discussion mid-last year about what was a seemingly simple idea — give people around the world the ability to turn any photo into a sharable emoji — there’s been a sense of urgency. […]

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How Web Summit super-charged event networking with Layer

Web Summit has been called “the best technology conference on the planet.” It’s certainly one of the largest and most innovative technology-focused conferences in the world. First held in Dublin, Ireland in 2010 and drawing a crowd of 500, by 2013 it saw more than 10,000 attendees. In 2014 that number more than doubled to […]

How ZOGOtennis is enabling people to play the sport they love with Layer

When ZOGOtennis cofounders David Berman and Eliot Jenkins were undergraduates at the University of Chicago, they met twice a week on the campus tennis courts to play a match. Both avid tennis players, the structure of the tennis community at their school kept them connected to the sport and actively playing. But when they graduated […]

How Cloth added rich chat with Layer, and transformed into one of the world’s best sources for street-style search

Seth Porges and his friend Wray Serna sat in her apartment in Brooklyn. Wray was getting ready for a trip to San Francisco and Seth was there to keep her company as she packed. As Wray, a fashion consultant and apparel designer, chose the outfits she’d take with her on the trip, she put each […]

How Kindly is redefining therapy for our mobile era, and using Layer to connect people in need

The idea for Kindly was born out of co-founder and CEO Jordan Walker’s own need. He was just 30 when he and his wife decided to divorce. The experience was overwhelming, and despite otherwise living the life he aspired to have — surrounded by friends, in Manhattan, working a dream job at Spotify — he […]