Tom Leung

Poachable helps techies find new jobs — without being busted by the boss

It’s a familiar conundrum for many employees: Exploring new career opportunities sounds appealing, but having your current employer find out about a potential new gig probably isn’t the most ideal situation. That’s where Poachable wants to help. The newest creation from Seattle-based Yabbly is designed to help passive job candidates find new jobs — in private, and anonymously. The tool is a… Read More


Yabbly raises cash to help consumers get product advice, names Ben Huh and Andy Liu to advisory board

Yabbly, the Seattle startup that’s looking to help consumers get solid advice on consumer products, everything from smartphones to baby strollers, has raised an additional $500,000 in angel financing from a group of a dozen investors. Total funding now stands at $1.3 million, with investors such as former Facebook general counsel Rudy Gadre; former Qpass… Read More


App of the Week: Yabbly helps you make better buying decisions

What’s the best way to find top-notch products, and avoid bad ones? Ask a trusted group of people who have made similar decisions, and in many cases already own the products you’re considering. That’s the philosophy behind Yabbly, currently available in beta on the web and iOS. Seattle tech vet Tom Leung, the company’s founder… Read More

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Ex-Facebook general counsel Rudy Gadre backs Yabbly

A few weeks ago, we told you about Yabbly, a new Seattle startup that’s led by former and Off & Away software engineer Ian Shafer and former Marchex and Google manager Tom Leung. Now, Yabbly is back in the news, having raised an additional $300,000 in financing from former Facebook General Counsel Rudy Gadre and… Read More

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Yabbly raises cash to create a Quora for everyday questions

  Internet searches on Bing or Google don’t always produce the best results. After all, what if you’re looking for the most romantic restaurant to celebrate an anniversary in Seattle or trying to decide whether Kauai or Maui would be a better holiday vacation with the kids? Sometimes, you need real feedback, from real people…. Read More


Tech Moves: Pearl Jam Web developer joins Seattle’s Yabbly; Rosenthal leaves Madrona; etc.

Ian Shafer has joined Yabbly, a new social decision making app created by former Marchex exec and Google product manager Tom Leung.  A 2001 graduate of the University of Washington’s computer science and engineering department, Shafer worked at as a software engineer before moving on to lead Web development for Pearl Jam’s online storefront. He… Read More