Mashape

  • 5 Rules For API Management

    5 Rules For API Management

    APIs are the glue that connect apps. It’s as true for consumer apps as it is for the enterprise. API management platforms have come into vogue as apps proliferate across the enterprise. As APIs rise in importance, so has the need for better practices in their creation, development and management. All the major API management services have built strategies that they use as guiding… Read More

  • The API Hub: Jeff Bezos-Backed Mashape Launches To The Public With 430 APIs In Tow

    The API Hub: Jeff Bezos-Backed Mashape Launches To The Public With 430 APIs In Tow

    Augusto Marietti, Marco Palladino and Mike Zonca founded Mashape in November 2010 to create a unified, all-in-one marketplace where one could go to find, sell, distribute, and hack on APIs, believing that APIs would become an essential part of the conversation for developers. Though it wasn’t an easy road, last September Mashape raised $1.6 million from NEA, Charles River Ventures… Read More

  • Mashape Turns Down Acquisition Offers; Raises Seed Round From Big Name Investors

    Mashape Turns Down Acquisition Offers; Raises Seed Round From Big Name Investors

    APIs are hot. Twitter attracts 15 billion API calls per day, and Saleforce.com receives 50 percent of its traffic through its API, to site a few big name examples. So here’s a simple thought: If everyone and their mother is beginning to take advantage of APIs, why not create a marketplace where developers can easily discover, distribute, and consume all things API? This was the… Read More

  • Mashape, The Etsy Of Cloud Services, Goes Beta; Lets You Monetize Your APIs In A Click

    Mashape, The Etsy Of Cloud Services, Goes Beta; Lets You Monetize Your APIs In A Click

    Mashape has a somewhat unusual backstory: The Italian startup spent two years looking for funding in its home country, only to be rebuffed at every turn. So, in 2009, it moved operations to Silicon Valley. The team found funding in less than three weeks. Granted, it was $100K, but it was enough to begin building a real service. Persistence, it seems, is key. (It also helps to have a great idea… Read More

  • Italy's VCs Are Letting Their Best Startups Go

    Italian entrepreneur Marco Palladino is currently 22 years old – but he was only 19 when he first started looking for funding for his startup. For roughly 2 years, he and his cofounders met with every last investor on the Italian Peninsula and without any success. But despite their empty pockets, they weren’t ready to throw in the towel on their startup, an API marketplace for… Read More

  • The Italian entrepreneur who moved his team and got funded in 19 days

    The Italian entrepreneur who moved his team and got funded in 19 days

    Italian entrepreneur Marco Palladino is currently 22 years old – but he was only 19 when he first started looking for funding for his startup. For roughly 2 years, he and his cofounders met with every last investor on the Italian Peninsula and without any success. But despite their empty pockets, they weren’t ready to throw in the towel on their startup, an API marketplace for… Read More