About Apify

Our story

In late 2014, we needed a web crawler for one of our consulting projects, but we couldn't find anything suitable. So we decided to build a better crawler and it turned out that people really liked it. A few months later, our project was selected along with only 32 others out of 6,500 applications for the inaugural Y Combinator Fellowship programme in August 2015. Version one launched publicly in October 2015 under the name Apifier.

We soon realized that our users need more than a web crawler. For example, they want to process scraped data to remove duplicates, upload new contacts to their CRM or automatically send emails if a website changed. So we went back to the drawing board and designed an open computing platform where these use cases can be solved with ease. To mark this huge leap forward, in October 2017 the company was relaunched as Apify.

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Located in the beautiful heart of Europe Prague


We are proud to be funded
by exceptional investment firms.

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Our team

Apify is built with
and in Prague.

  • Foto of Jan Čurn, co-founder and CEO of Apify

    Jan Čurn

    Co-founder & CEO

  • Foto of Jakub Balada, co-founder and COO of Apify

    Jakub Balada

    Co-founder & COO

  • Foto of Jakub Drobník, full-stack developer and web scraping expert

    Jakub Drobník

    Full-stack developer

  • Foto of Petr Čermák, hacker, web scraper & act composer

    Petr Čermák

    Hacker & Act composer

  • Foto of Marek Trunkát, CTO and web automation expert in Apify

    Marek Trunkát


  • Foto of Petr Víteček, WebRaider & Developer

    Petr Víteček

    WebRaider & Developer

  • Foto of Václav Růt, scrum master & web hacker

    Václav Růt

    Scrum master & Web hacker

  • Foto of Ján Žiško, BotMaker & web scraping specialist

    Ján Žiško

    BotMaker & SpiderSupport

  • Lukáš Křivka

    Web apprentice

  • Jaroslav Hejlek

    Full-stack developer

  • David Barton

    Editor & Growth Hacker

  • Eyal Frayden

    Enterprise Account Manager

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