Australian web and mobile app development company Appster has today announced its expansion into the US, with the opening of its US headquarters in San Francisco. This is the first of multiple international moves planned by the company, which helps businesses transform their ideas into finished apps.
Since its foundation in 2011, Appster has grown to over 100 international employees in three countries, including Australia and India, and now the US. The company has developed over 170 prototypes and apps, including Hamish & Andy’s Frenemies, medical app Appointuit, Moustache Slap, Jagermeister’s Hunt Master and more.
Once partnered with a business, Appster provides guidance throughout the entire app development and deployment cycle. This includes guidance for user acquisition, capital funding, intellectual property protection and more. The company specializes in helping clients raise funds from VC firms, angel investors and even Kickstarter campaigns as part of its services.
With this expansion into the US, Appster has appointed Liz Savage, former group executive of Virgin Australia, as a strategic advisor to the Appster Advisory Board. David Jacques, former CFO of PayPal, will also join the Advisory Board.
“Our San Francisco headquarters will serve as the nerve center for Appster’s international rollout and the appointment of Liz to our advisory board is immensely significant to Appster’s long-term growth strategy,” said Mark McDonald, managing director and co-founder of Appster. “Liz was fundamental in building Easy Jet from a little-known airline to becoming Europe’s leading carrier which now operates across more than 30 countries. We look forward with great enthusiasm to the road ahead as Appster continues to evolve from an Australian startup to global leader in the web and app development industry.”
Appster will continue to expand over the next 12-18 months, with planned launches in Singapore, Great Britain, Germany, New Zealand and Canada.