Gabe Jacobs

Cymbal

Cymbal was a music social networking app that started in 2015 at Tufts University. The idea was simple: Share your favorite song of the moment. Curate your musical diary, and share it with others. We raised $1.17M in seed funding from Vaizra Investments and General Catalyst. The app amassed a community of hundreds of thousands of users and served over 13M song plays over its lifetime. I was a co-founder and lead the development of the iOS application.

Cymbal's has been covered by Forbes, Vice, CNET, The Next Web, Pigeons & Planes, and a few others. I wrote about a few things such as avoiding the genre pigeonhole, the time Cymbal got DDOS attacked, and Cymbal's origin story. I also somehow won a Boston Globe "25 Under 25" award.




Fart For Free

Yep, this is exactly what it looks like. In 2008, I created Fart For Free (now named Fart World), an app that has been downloaded over 5 million times and was at once the most popular entertainment app on the app store. It was a part of the first 35,000 apps made available on the app store (there are now over 2 million).