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  • 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 TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 Is… Layer!

    And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 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