We have built products for the social web since 2007. Recent successes include GIPHY; the search engine for gifs, and Dots; the beautiful mobile gaming franchise.
Some of our earlier products included Bitly, Chartbeat, and Tweetdeck, which was sold to Twitter. In 2012 we also acquired and relaunched Digg and Instapaper, which was sold to Pinterest in 2016.
Our current focus is in conversational interfaces; in other words, bots, verbal computing and Augmented Reality. In the summer of 2016 we launched and raised money for Dexter, an elegant platform for building bots for brands and services. In 2017 Poncho the weatherbot was a winning app on Apple’s Planet of the Apps, securing over $2m in funding. In 2018, we launched Betaworks Studios, an IRL social club and virtual community for founders and funders in the NY tech space and beyond.