About Us

Subtract the Distance! Minus is a revolutionary chat and photo experience that lets you travel the world and meet new friends.

Life is full of surprises and you never know who you will meet on Minus! Fly around the world in the palm of your hand. We want to less the distance between strangers, and bring people closer together through chat and photos.

How was Minus started?

We (Carl and John) met in September of 2010 in Boston and set up the first founder's meeting that week. Having Vietnamese pho in Brookline, MA, our ideas started bouncing off of each other and soon we decided on the creation of Minus.

We wanted to offer the simplest possible sharing service. The first prototype for Minus was inspired by Glen Murphy's design and launched on October 13th, 2010.

What are others saying?

Minus has earned recognition from some of the biggest names by focusing on simplicity and minimalism. Below are few of the places that wrote about us.

Why Minus?

We wanted Minus to emphasize simplicity and minimalism. Part of this experience involves a simple and short name.

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