Baydin

  • Newly Updated “Inbox Pause” Utility Lets You Check Email On Your Schedule, Not Theirs

    Newly Updated “Inbox Pause” Utility Lets You Check Email On Your Schedule, Not Theirs

    How do you deal with email overload, and the incessant pings of incoming email alerts? Baydin, the company behind a suite of productivity tools for busy workers, has a solution: just stop checking your inbox so darned much. Of course, this is easier said that done: Humans seem to have a Pavlovian response to our “new email!” notifications. But now, the company says it has revamped… Read More

  • No Mailbox? No Problem. Boomerang For Android Brings Gesture-Based Email Management To Gmail Users

    No Mailbox? No Problem. Boomerang For Android Brings Gesture-Based Email Management To Gmail Users

    Baydin, the startup behind a suite of productivity add-ons for Gmail, Outlook, and Google Calendar, is today bringing its inbox management solution Boomerang for Gmail to the mobile platform. With a new app called Boomerang for Android, the company is iterating on its previously web-only application in order to offer non-iPhone users their own gesture-based, email scheduling and snoozing… Read More

  • Battle Of The Gmail Extensions: Baydin Goes After Grexit For Plagiarizing Its Code

    Battle Of The Gmail Extensions: Baydin Goes After Grexit For Plagiarizing Its Code

    Ruh-roh. While we were happy to discover a simple Gmail add-on from Grexit called InboxWhiz that keeps us from our email obsession, competitor Baydin was not so happy, as it turns out. Not happy at all. In fact, Baydin is accusing Grexit of copying its code, and Baydin CEO Alex Moore says the company is submitting a DMCA takedown notice to get Grexit’s extension removed. Read More

  • Baydin Closes Its $375,000 Funding Round (In An UberCab, Per Our Suggestion)

    Baydin Closes Its $375,000 Funding Round (In An UberCab, Per Our Suggestion)

    Back in October we wrote about Baydin, a startup that managed to land some of its seed funding with some very unusual tactics: by giving Dave McClure a ride to his mechanic and pitching him along the way. McClure committed to invest by the end of the ride — and the startup has been working to close other investors (though more traditional means, presumably) since then. Today… Read More

  • Venture or Angel Capital Isn’t the End—It’s the Means

    Venture or Angel Capital Isn’t the End—It’s the Means


    Prashant Gulati says that TechCrunch should be banned in the Middle East. That’s not because he isn’t a big fan of the site, but because he says it “puts some naïve and green young ones at a disadvantage”. The Dubai-based technologist and angel investor funded a startup recently. Soon after he made the investment, he learned that the majority of the money had… Read More

  • Maybe Dave McClure Should Just Use UberCab

    Maybe Dave McClure Should Just Use UberCab

    There is a very excited startup out there called Baydin that is about to close its first angel round of financing. One of the investors, at least, is Dave McClure’s 500 Startups. How did they get McClure to invest? By giving him a ride from a meeting to his mechanic. Then, my girlfriend noticed Dave’s tweet that said he was looking for a ride to his mechanic. Anyone who picked him… Read More

  • TechStars Debuts Nine Startups In Boston

    TechStars Debuts Nine Startups In Boston

    Editor’s note: The following report comes from Don Dodge, who blogs at Don Dodge on The Next Big Thing and is a business development executive for Microsoft. TechStars is a startup accelerator program that selects about ten companies and provides funding of $18,000 per team, as well as free office space, operational support, and mentoring from top investors, entrepreneurs and… Read More