Building the API Economy

About Us

We make it easy to distribute, monetize, manage and consume cloud APIs. Mashape is building a world-class marketplace for cloud APIs, driven by a passionate community of developers from all over the world.

What We’re Doing

Our mission is to facilitate a new revolution in software production by serving as the backbone of the distribution and consumption of data and services through APIs.

Origin of the Name

Mashape is a combination of the words "mash" and "ape". Originally it was "mash" and "shape," but we happen to find apes adorable.

History Repeats Itself

Building a business in the 1600's was just plain hard. Virtually everything required to create a physical product needed to be built from scratch or procured through a custom contract. If a business managed to navigate through the long arduous process of gathering the required components and actually produced a finished product they then faced the equally difficult challenge of establishing a means for distributing and selling their finished good. Scaling as we know it in the 21st century was next to impossible in this mode of production. The introduction of machine tools, electricity, and the assembly line changed production so fundamentally that historians began to refer to the era as the the Industrial Revolution.

At Mashape we believe history is beginning to repeat itself and a revolution in how people build software is underway. We see cloud computing as the electricity powering the next wave of innovation and are working hard to make Mashape into the assembly line of the future.