We make it easier to build, consume, and govern APIs from the world’s largest API Hub
Rapid was founded in 2015 by Iddo Gino. While helping lead hackathons, Iddo quickly realized there wasn’t a very efficient way to discover and use the wider range of APIs that are available when you need to code something quickly. From that kernel came the formation of Rapid and the API Hub.
Fast forward to today, Rapid has become the world’s largest API Hub. More than 4 million developers have made Rapid their hub of choice where they find, test, and connect to tens of thousands of APIs — all with a single account.
Rapid founded as RapidAPI
Opens US office and secures seed round funding from a16z and SV Angel
Acquires Mashape API Marketplace
Series A with a16z and SV Angel
Series B with M12, a16z, Viola, and Grove, launches RapidAPI for Teams
Introduces RapidAPI Testing and Enterprise Hub
Series C led by Green Bay Ventures and Stripes
Rapid earns Unicorn Status with $1 billion valuation. Opens European Hub in Berlin. Rebrands to Rapid
At Rapid, we are committed to creating a work environment that gives our team the support and freedom to do their best work. Our values are what unites us and has fostered a culture that remains amazingly strong even as we scale and grow.
Marc Friend has more than 30 years of experience as CFO, COO, board member, and VC investor, driving the transformation of several SaaS enterprises and consumer internet companies from startups to multimillion-dollar organizations. As a CFO, Marc has been a trusted advisor to boards and CEOs with a focus on scaling operations globally. Marc has a track record of growth, profitability, and successful exits, and he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from MIT and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
As the CTO for Rapid, Andrey leads the technical direction of the company. As part of his role at Rapid, Andrey evaluates new systems and infrastructure, determines the overall architecture of the company’s marketplace and oversees the development of custom solutions for enterprise customers. Previous to Rapid, Andrey held a variety of engineering leadership roles where he was responsible for the design, development, and management of innovative web and mobile-based technologies.
Paul Friesen is CMO at Rapid, the leading API Hub that brings together builders, consumers, and administrators of APIs. Paul has more than 15 years experience leading marketing in developer and technology-oriented SaaS companies. As Head of Marketing for Ecosystem at Atlassian, Paul created the GTM team from the ground up and grew the marketplace to $400M+, leading to a successful IPO. Next as VP of Marketing at Algolia, a search API company, he grew self service by 100%+ YoY and launched an enterprise offering that landed companies like Under Armour, Birchbox, and Zendesk. Most recently Paul was Co-CEO at Panoply, a cloud data platform, where he was responsible for US operations, including marketing, sales, product, customer success, and support, resulting in a successful exit. Paul started his career at Intel in product marketing, where he was responsible for the $6B Xeon business in the Americas.
Wade leads Product and Design at Rapid. Wade has spent most of his career building tools and services for developers at developer platform companies, including Microsoft, Salesforce, and Twilio. He is an active angel investor, board member, and advisor to numerous companies across the technology landscape.
Natalie Douvos is VP of Customer Success at Rapid, leading the Customer Success Management, Technical Account Management, Product Support, and Education teams. Natalie has built a career leading global customer-facing teams at a variety of SaaS companies serving enterprise needs, including Salesforce, AppDirect, Bugsnag (acquired by Smartbear), and Rasa.
VP of Customer Success
Jason is the VP of Engineering at Rapid. He brings 25 years of platform experience, leading engineering organizations at Twilio, Yahoo!, and Broadcast.com. Jason is an advisor to a number of technology companies including PagerDuty, DataDog, and ITK
VP of Engineering
As Field CTO, Alex is responsible for a team of sales engineers, partnering with the sales executives at Rapid to successfully win enterprise deals for the company. After holding a number of different roles at RapidAPI, Alex’s ability to speak about the product and company strategy from a technical perspective is vital to the sales strategy. Alex joined the RapidAPI team after meeting the team at a hackathon they were sponsoring and immediately recognizing the value that RapidAPI was providing to developers all over the world.
Brian Gibbons is the head of HR for Rapid. In this role, he is responsible for managing the company's organizational needs, developing compensation strategies, succession planning, and maintaining a talent pipeline that aligns with our culture and values. Brian brings a wealth of HR leadership and experience to the company, having held roles at major companies such as Apple, Cisco, and Microsoft.
Head of HR
We are always looking to bring new talent on board across our global hubs - San Francisco, Berlin, and Tel Aviv. Ready to drive the next wave of the API economy? Apply today.
"I’m proud to be working in a collaborative and ambitious team, building tools that supercharge developers’ API workflow."
Senior Director of Engineering, Germany
"APIs are at the core of modern companies - services and products, hardware or software. APIs help companies scale and collaborate - Rapid is at the center of this!"
Technical Account Manager, Israel
"APIs enable developers to leverage each other’s work so they can focus on the values they create. This increases efficiency and productivity. Rapid is in the middle of all this as a hub and tool that helps developers create APIs."
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Rapid was named to the prestigious list of 46 companies from around the world that employees should bet their career on, following a successful Series D round and focus on growth and product innovation.
The State of APIs 2022 report from Rapid came days after the company announced the launch of a unique aviation API hub with IATA (International Air Transport Association) for its 290 airline industry members.
It’s clear this AI gold rush has something other recent crazes have lacked: practical, even boring, business substance. Calls to AI-based APIs soared tenfold in 2022, with more acceleration in December, according to Rapid.
Rapid CTO Andrey Bukati explains how as APIs and cloud-native architectures and tools increase in usage, developers need to expand their understanding of the complex interconnections between the two.
Choice is generally viewed as a good thing, but at some point it can become overwhelming – and that rule can certainly hold true in the API world. As APIs continue to proliferate, so do their types.
This artilce describes how the failure to integrate an effective data governance strategy in your API strategy can result in a significant loss of data which may distill into business reputation loss and fines, and personal liabilities for executive officers and senior management of the company.
Often Asked Questions
What is Rapid API?
Rapid is the world's largest API tool suite that includes a public marketplace, enterprise services, API studio, and more. RapidAPI allows you to use 3rd party API’s as well as test, design, build, monitor and share your API’s in a safe, secure and monitored way.
How does Rapid API work?
RapidAPI provides a series of high quality tools and services like the public API marketplace, the Enterprise API marketplaces, API Studio and others, allowing you to service your whole API lifecycle. You can start testing 3rd party API’s, test and design your API’s, and share your existing API’s.