[Entretien exclu] AppGratis raises 10 million euros

by bold-lichterman

Co-founded in October 2010 by Simon Dawlat, the application AppFree, become AppGratis with its international deployment, raises € 10 million from Iris Capital and other financial institutions.

With for baseline “an ugly app but cool tips”, it sheds exceptional light every day on a paid application offered free of charge for 24 H. Thus, hundreds of thousands of downloads and unprecedented visibility are won by publishers mobile applications. The start-up’s figures are impressive:

    • 7 million users worldwide
    • 2 million daily users
    • An application available in 11 languages ​​and 30 countries
    • Approximately $ 1 million in monthly revenue
    • 40 employees of 12 different nationalities based in Paris. This figure is expected to double in 2013.

Appgratis has had tremendous success in the American market since its arrival and aims to have a presence in 40 countries in 2014 to further strengthen its global leadership. Offices already exist in Brazil, Germany, Spain and Italy and the company plans to open two new ones in the United States this year. Interview from New York with Simon Dawlat.

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