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.
We exist to become the "Assembly Line" of Software; to unlock and facilitate the distribution and consumption of data and services.
In 1600, when you wanted to start a business, build something and sell it, you would have done everything by yourself, every component by yourself, from scratch. This has a big limit, you can't scale. Then the Industrial Revolution came in. And among many new inventions, two in particular: Electricity and Assembly Line (thanks to electricity). This combo allowed mass production for the first time cutting down costs and time. We found a huge correlation between then and now, between that hardware and the software industry. In the software industry of today the Electricity is the Cloud Computing, and the Assembly Line: that's us. We're entering in the Industrial Revolution of software: the decomposition of software.
Mashape comes from the fusion between the words "mash" and "shape".