At Meta API, we believe in the interoperability of all applications that companies and individuals are using.
Our mission is to break the silos of native systems and give the ability to our users to create their own ecosystems of applications using the power of APIs.
This is Meta API, a platform to manage the API Integration lifecycle including the maintenance and the monitoring. Our technology was created based on the Open API Standard so our users can benefit the power of APIs without losing the control of their data.
Tell us about yourself?
I met Mathieu, the current CEO and Founder of Meta API back in the day we were working together in a tech start up. I hold a education background in Business Consulting and worked 3 years and half at Plastic Omnium in the CIO Office before joining full time the adventure as COO & co founder.
At the beginning we were just trying with my partners to go on a week end and we wanted to find the easiest way possible to book a trip whithout wasting time checking multiple websites to do it, going grom a product that targeted directly consumers we quickly switched to SaaS platform targeting SMBs.
What is the inspiration behind your business?
We do believe in the possibility of connecting any application with another. Every individual and company today is using more and more tools and if two applications are not natively compatible it is not possible to link them, unless we do it trought APIs.
And today it is just the beginning of our mission because we still see too many closed ecosystems and it creates frustration for users that can not create their own usages.
This is why we always say that we want to make the web wide open.
What is your magic sauce?
We make a topic as tech and complex as APIs an easy way to use, our key distinction is the ability to abstract the complex side of an API and create a simple user experience for our community.
Where do you see your company going in 5 years time?
We aim to see Meta API in the next years as one of the reference tool in a developer technical stack and we want to be the reference of API First solution to forget all the technical side of APIs and benefit from the power of those. By adding IA to our product we would like to push our technology to the next level to make API Integration the smartest way possible to manage the links between your applications.
What has been your biggest setback so far?
The market, we are in a very big market but segmented in different services (Open API Banking, API Management, API Monitoring) and we are facing a lot of competition as API Market is growing bigger and bigger we expect to see more and more companies in our competition radar, and the technology, API Market is set to become one of the trendiest market in tech but today we have a job a awareness still to the market to reach a maturity of API knowledge.
What is the next big challenge for your business?
Grow our users community, we create a lot of content to convince potential users to join the community of Meta API to create infinite usage, growing a community is not that simple so we are putting a lot of effort to make sure the wizard experience on Meta API platform is as close as possible to the need of our potential users. By creating frequent usage on our platform we will be able to adapt our product market fit to fit also companies needs.
How do people get involved/buy into your vision?
We want developers to start using our platform and give us as maximum feedback as possible so we can iterate in new features for them as they are at the center of our vision.