Monday, September 16, 2013

Startup Treats Book Lovers to Unlimited Reads

Founded in 2012, Oyster is a New York startup that seeks to “evolve the way people read.” With a belief that a well-rounded, well-read life is a richer one, Oyster offers unlimited access to more than 100,000 books for $9.95 a month, with new titles being added regularly. Currently available by invitation only for iPhone and iPod Touch, the app gives bookworms one-tap access to infinite ebooks and lets users share their favorite reads and explore their friends' recommendations. Oyster also promises a better reading experience with attractive design and typography.

Based in New York's NoMad neighborhood, the Oyster team is composed of avid readers with technology backgrounds who have all contributed to products used by millions of people every day. Their mission is to build a reading experience that is both communal and personal and can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere. Oyster is backed by some of the best in technology today, including Founder Collective, SV Angel, Founders Fund, Sam Altman, and Chris Dixon.

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