Today, we are excited to announce that we are joining Palantir.
We had an incredible ride during the past 8 months. Last June, days after we graduated, we dived into Y Combinator’s summer 2012 class. At first, we set about building a suite of simple online tools for the elderly. One of those tools was a voice based email service that quickly grew beyond our friends at the local senior houses. It became the alternative to a phone call for thousands of people of all ages. Folks ranging from families to language students, aspiring singers to podcasters and universities to businesses all used Voicegem to deliver almost a million seconds of voice recordings.
Over the past few months, we’ve gotten to know the Palantir team and discovered a shared hunger for solving the hardest, most pressing problems. Palantir is a deeply mission driven company and we’re incredibly excited to join forces with the talented and entrepreneurial engineering team there in order to take part in building a platform that we believe is truly changing the world.
In the coming weeks we will be making the move to New York and winding down our services, as Palantir is not acquiring our product or the user data hosted on our servers. We will stop accepting new users; however, existing users can continue to use Voicegem until March 15th.
We want to thank all of you, from our users and investors to our family and friends, who made this journey possible.