Our Mission & Vision
We are passionate about building a unique platform to help users discover and enjoy mobile applications.
We envision a world where...
- Anyone can easily find apps they will obsessively love and use, not just apps that they will download and forget after two days...
- App developers can find a better way to reach their target audience, without having to hunt for them...
- Brands and companies can find an efficient way to jump in the app ecosystem, without prior knowledge or expertise
Once upon an app...
The original concept of Appsfire was born in early 2009 out of a simple point of frustration: sharing and finding apps simply wasn't practical. We started with a simple iPhone app which gave users the ability to share their favorite apps with their friends. The app reached the iTunes app store in the summer 2009. We then quickly realized that the problem and opportunities were much bigger...
The rest of the story remains to be written!
Appsfire is brought to you by two repeat entrepreneurs, Ouriel Ohayon and Yann Lechelle.
Before spending his time checking his favorite apps, Ouriel worked several years in the internet space at AOL, as an entrepreneur and a venture capitalist. He also launched the French version of TechCrunch
and recently co-founded ISAI (isai.fr
) an early stage fund in France. Ouriel graduated from HEC business school, Paris (more on his blog
or on twitter
Appsfire is proudly backed by a team of exceptional and successful web entrepreneurs. They share a common passion for bringing great services to a large crowd. They also share a great track record in building very successful international businesses in France and abroad.
Marc is the founder and the CEO of Meetic.com
one of the largest dating site in the world.
Jacques-Antoine, founder/CEO of Vente-Privee.com
one of the largest private sales company in the world.
is a US early-stage fund behind the Huffington Post and a number of exciting new ventures.
Appsfire has been accredited as an Innovation Startup ("Jeune Entreprise Innovante") with a strong R&D programme ("OSEO label").