Investment Profile

APPEK Mobile Apps was founded as a premier mobile app development consultancy for funded start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, as well as an app incubator. Since 2011 APPEK Mobile Apps has built apps for dozens of leading company – top app development projects have included iFart, Beditations, ReferLocal, French Girls App, GiveGab, and Special Guest App.

Incubated apps include TechCrunch Disrupt Start-up Battlefield Finalist pathmapp, Gizmodo iPad App of the Day FaceInvaders, and venture backed digital art marketplace and educational platform French Girls App.

Kristopher Jones was a founder of APPEK Mobile Apps, but in 2014 Kris partnered with fellow entrepreneur James Valvano to acquire the business.

APPEK Built One of the Most Celebrated Apps Ever, French Girls App.

French Girls App started as an idea to allow users to submit selfies and get drawn by anyone in the world. Meant to be entertaining and fun with no commercial intent the app went viral. Big time. It was featured on the front page of reddit twice, in one week. Millions of people downloaded the app. French Girls became famous with features on CNN, MTV, E! News, Buzzfeed, Mashable, TheChive, and many others. With success comes challenges. APPEK helped French Girls find itself. APPEK helped French Girls become a legitimate company with millions of dollars in venture funding from A-list investors and celebrities.

Investment Info

Headquarters: Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania (with offices in New York City, Pittsburgh, PA, and Scranton, PA
Description: APPEK Mobile Apps provides premium mobile and web app development solutions to funded start-ups and Fortune 1,000 companies.

Categories: Apps, Software, B2B, Mobile

Total Equity Funding: $50K by KBJ Capital (2011)

Company Status – Acquired by KBJ Capital and James Valvano in 2014 for an undisclosed sum.


ANGELS – Kristopher Jones (founding investor)

James Valvano

SOURCE: Public Information