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  • Communications Platform Layer Adds Support For Webhooks

    Communications Platform Layer Adds Support For Webhooks

    Layer, the former TechCrunch Disrupt winner that makes it possible for developers to add rich messaging capabilities to their apps without having to build their own infrastructure, has been steadily growing since its debut back on the Disrupt stage two yeas ago. Today, the company reaches over 10,000 developers, including 200 paying customers who use its platform and tools to add features… Read More

  • Communications Platform Layer Expands To Web, Announces Fund To Back Layer-Powered Apps

    Communications Platform Layer Expands To Web, Announces Fund To Back Layer-Powered Apps

    TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield alumni and former Disrupt winner Layer, a company which is offering developers tools to build their own communications platform where they control the experience and the data, announced today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY that it’s expanding beyond mobile to now include support for web applications, as well. In addition, the company also announced the launch of… Read More

  • Layer, Which Lets Developers Add Messaging To Any App, Launches To Public

    Layer, Which Lets Developers Add Messaging To Any App, Launches To Public

    Layer, the company making it possible for developers to add rich messaging capabilities to their apps without having to build their own infrastructure from the ground up, is today making its service available to the public, following its beta period that began with its TechCrunch Disrupt win back in 2013. In addition to today’s launch, Layer is also introducing a new product called Atlas… Read More

  • Layer Raises $14.5M, Hires iMessage, Facetime Pioneer Andy Vyrros As CTO

    Layer Raises $14.5M, Hires iMessage, Facetime Pioneer Andy Vyrros As CTO

    Communications platform for mobile and web apps and Disrupt SF 2013 winner Layer has raised $14.5 million in Series A funding from Homebrew, AME Cloud Ventures (Jerry Yang’s investment vehicle), CrunchFund, Fuel Capital and other investors. We’re hearing from sources that the valuation post-money was in the mid-$60 million range. Read More

  • Communications Platform For Mobile And Web Apps And TC Disrupt Winner Layer Raises $6 Million

    Communications Platform For Mobile And Web Apps And TC Disrupt Winner Layer Raises $6 Million

    Just a month after winning TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, communications platform for mobile and web apps Layer has raised $6 million in seed funding, bringing the company’s total seed funding to $7.5 million. In addition to existing seed investors CrunchFund, Data Collective, and SV Angel; the round now includes AME Cloud Ventures (Jerry Yang’s investment vehicle) e.Ventures… Read More

  • And The Winner Of Disrupt SF Battlefield 2013 Is… Layer!

    And The Winner Of Disrupt SF Battlefield 2013 Is… Layer!

    After three days and some truly incredible pitches from each of our 30 Battlefield competitors, the time has finally come to crown a Disrupt Battlefield champion. Competition among this year’s pack of six finalists — Dryft, Fates Forever, Layer, Soil IQ, Regalii, and Cota by Ossia — was as stiff as ever, but even with a batch as strong as this, only one startup can take home… Read More

  • Layer Brings A Scalable Communications Platform To Any Mobile Or Web App

    Layer Brings A Scalable Communications Platform To Any Mobile Or Web App

    Layer, a new startup launching at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco 2013 today, is ambitiously attempting to build a communications fabric – a “layer,” if you will – for the Internet. The technology, initially available to developers in the form of mobile app SDKs and open sourced components, will enable text, voice, video, file-sharing and more across applications… Read More