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Type Private
Industry Mobiles/Wireless
Founded 2009
Slogan Better Ads for Better Mobile Apps
Headquarters Paris, France, Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunnyvale, California, U.S
Key people CEO- Ouriel Ohayon, CTO,COO- Yann Lechelle
Investors French angel investors Marc Simoncini, Jean-David Blanc, Jacques-Antoine Granjon and Xavier Niel provided the financial backing ,including Lerer Ventures
Number of employees 14

Appsfire is a privately held mobile app discovery that allows users to find mobile apps for iOS and Android. It also provides promotion platform for application developers and advertisers to market their apps. It was cofounded by former venture capitalist Ouriel Ohayon and partner Yann Lechelle in the year 2009. Since its launch there have been more than 10 million Appsfire app downloads.


2009, Ouriel Ohayon and Yann Lechelle founded Appsfire.

2010, Appsfire raised a round of seed funding. French angel investors Marc Simoncini, Jean-David Blanc, Jacques-Antoine Granjon, and Xavier Niel provided the finances, including Lerer Ventures.

2011, Appsfire received $3.6 million in Series A round of funding from IDinvest, a French venture capital firm. That same year, Appsfire hit 2 million users worldwide.

2012, Appsfire bought the app Appstatics, which helps developers track the ranks of their app in the iOS App Store and Mac App Store.

2013, Appsfire 4.1 was released that helps users find relevant apps and app deals.

Currently, Appsfire operates as a subsidiary of Mobile Network Group S.A.

Lifetime Tweets

May 29, 2015 Cool! Appsfire quoted by Google as one of its main mediation partners

Lifetime News Headlines

2011, Appsfire was coined the "Best App Ever for Best App Bargain" by 148 App.

2013, NextWeb elected Appsfire the best French startup of the year.

2014, Appsfire found itself in the list of Rising Star GP Bullhound and EBG top 25.


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