Tyfone’s name was inspired by the combination of the word “phone” which we expected would become a symbol of personal digital revolution and “typhoon” a powerful symbol of change. The name was conceived when Prabhakar and Tom were having dinner at a favorite hangout spot in Portland Oregon – Typhoon! a Thai restaurant. The food, the service, the ambiance, the wine selection and the pricing were just right. It was not only good food, but a great experience too. We said our company should have these qualities.
Tyfone’s first logo was designed by Siva and his wife. There does exist a wittier reason for this name – Siva’s daughter, when she was two, claimed that tyfone’s name was explained by her observation that her dad had started to wear a tie and was always on the phone! Fast forward to today where Siva has hung up the tie for flip flops and a t-shirt.