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.

Located in the beautiful heart of Europe Prague


We are proud to be funded
by exceptional investment firms.

Our team

Apify is built with
and in Prague.

  • Jan Čurn

    Co-founder & CEO

  • Jakub Balada

    Co-founder & COO

  • Jakub Drobník

    Full-stack developer

  • Petr Čermák

    Hacker & Act composer

  • Marek Trunkát


  • Petr Víteček

    WebRaider & Developer

  • Václav Růt

    Scrum master & Web hacker

  • Ján Žiško

    BotMaker & SpiderSupport

  • Yes, we’re hiring!

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  • Apify for developers

    Apify is a serverless computing platform built for web automation. Turn any website into an API in a few minutes.

  • Apify for business

    Apify helps companies succeed by leveraging unlimited data from the web. We'll find an expert to set you up.