Can A Messaging App Beat Standalone Social Networking? Khosla-Backed Stealth Startup Gears Up For Launch With iOS Beta, the new project from Keith Teare, co-founder of TechCrunch and partner at Archimedes Labs, has launched in beta as an app for iOS — ahead of a public release on the App Store, likely in a month. An Android app is coming soon — due this quarter. is a unified messaging platform that offers private, shared and public messaging functionality within a single app interface.