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We had a problem. We had just moved to Mountain View, but our girlfriends were still in Canada. We tried using text message, and Facebook to stay in touch, but we really felt like there should be a better way to stay in touch with our partners. We realized that we were sending over 90% of our messages to a single person using tools that were designed to send messages to everyone you know. There didn’t seem to be a better way. So we made one :)
For a social network that’s, for lack of a better term, monogamous , social network for couples Pair has just raised funding from so many high-profile investors I’m having trouble picking who to include in this headline, and seriously running out of room. Investors in the company’s recent $4.2 million seed round include Ashton Kutcher’s A-Grade Ventures, Dave Morin, Paul Buchheit, Founder Collective , SV Angel , Lerer Ventures , Michael Birch, Sam Altman, CrunchFund , Tencent , Yuri Milner, Betaworks , Alexis Ohanian, Garry Tan, Harjeet Taggar, Gary Vaynerchuk, Brandee Barker, Brian Pokorny, Elad Gil, and Susan Wu. This sounds like it would be an amazing dinner party. The YCombinator startup, which was built by robust a team of five co-founders, Oleg Kostour, Jamie Murai, Anton Krutiansky, Aswinkumar Rajendiran and Michael Petrov, plans on using the funding to expand its mobile development and design team, of course.
Oleg Kostour moved from Canada to Mountain View to build a 3D software startup. Instead, he built an app to stay in touch with the girlfriend he left behind in Canada. The iPhone app, Pair , launched in the app store this week.
At 7:22pm my husband returned to our apartment after a busy day of all things tech. 5 minutes later we were sharing our first ever ‘Thumbkiss’. Okay, I’m guessing that sentence needs an explanation… Zee attended the Y Combinator demo day where a bunch of cool new tech start ups were demonstrating their latest products. One of those products was Pair , a free iPhone messaging app designed with the sole purpose of connecting two people. An ingenious and intimate form of social media where the focus is no longer on how many followers you have or how witty your status updates are but about quality interactions with the one you love.
Let’s say you’re in a serious relationship, but you work all the time and you’re long-distance. How do you stay close to the other person? I’ve personally had this situation for the last year and a half. My girlfriend and I use Skype, email, our phones, Facebook, and everything else we can to stay connected. We’ve even been using Instagram as a two-person social network to share photos about what we’re up to each day. But now there’s an app to solve this exact problem.
By Erin Griffith On March 27, 2012 Pair launched four days ago. Since then, the Y Combinator company has racked up 50,000 users, Greg reports from YC’s Demo Day. Not bad. Its impressiveness is only slightly diminished, when you realize that that stat is not by couple: Half of those users are the ladies who’ve convinced their boyfriends to join. Not that Pair, for all its cuteness, should be written off as a lady thing.
Long distance relationships are pretty tough to handle, but thanks to all the advancements in technology, they’ve become easier to handle. Well, a group of developers have come up with yet another solution for long distance couples. Called Pair, the app basically creates a private shared timeline for couples that allows them to easily swap messages, photos, videos and locations with each other.
Pair is an interesting refinement of the personal social network that is designed for couples. Think of it as an even more personal version of Path with only two members, rather than 150. Today, at the Y Combinator Demo Day , the app announced a milestone at 50,000 downloads, 1 million messages shared in just 4 days since launch. The app has received funding from Path’s Dave Morin and SV Angel and is looking for more.
There’s been a lot of buzz the past few days about a service called Pair , which lets you interact with your significant other in an intimate way. Think of it as a “Facebook for lovers”, a “Path for couples”, or “Super-SMS”. In just its first few days, the app has seen over a million messages sent using the platform. However, as it usually goes in technology, the first to execute on an idea isn’t the one that generates the most buzz or sees the most success.