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AppVue, LLC

June 13th, 2012 : Matthew Epstein, CEO/Co-Founder & Andrew Cassetti, Head of Product Development/Co-Founder

Smartphones and tablets are great pieces of hardware, but what really engages the users are the apps. There are well over a half million apps on both the Apple and Android marketplaces, many of which provide similar services and features. Most users explore and select apps based on the advice of friends and family. AppVue is an app the enables users to improve their device experience by empowering them to see what apps their friends are using, and how and why they use each app. With the vast and growing number of apps available and the limited search capability of the marketplaces, AppVue helps users determine which apps are most relevant to their needs and wants. AppVue currently has an iOS (Apple) app available, and is in the process of developing an Android and web app version.

The mobile app market is young, and currently only an 11 billion dollar industry. It is projected to be a 35 billion dollar industry by 2014. There are already over 1 billion smartphone users world-wide, and the average user downloads 64 apps while only finding 15 of them valuable. 

AppVue was founded by Matthew Epstein and Andrew Cassetti, both of whom are graduates of the University at Buffalo. AppVue's lead engineer is Nathan Schiffer. Nathan is a graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology with a Masters in Computer Science. With AppVue's product and team, the company has recently won the Panasci Technology Entrepreneurship competition hosted at the University at Buffalo. 

AppVue is fortunate to have a distinguished, successful, and proven group of entrepreneurs as our initial investors and partners. These investors include George Chamoun of Synacor, Andrew Shaevel of Bobalew Ventures, Sean Husvar of Sleeping Giant Ventures, Mark Musone of Shatter I.T., Darren Ascone of Hover Networks, and Jaafer Haidar of Synacor. AppVue is seeking an investment of $500,000 to fund continued development, talent hires, and marketing.


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