SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — APUSGroup, an Android application development company that focuses on creating products and services that enhance the mobile experience for users worldwide, announced that it has raised $100 million in a Series B round of financing led by Chengwei Capital, SIG and Qiming Venture Partners with participation from its Series A round investors: Redpoint Ventures and Northern Light Venture Capital. Founded in June 2014, APUS Group launched its first product on July 2. Within six months of its release, the APUS Launcher reached the milestone of 90 million users with 70 million MAU. This round of financing brings the Company’s total funds raised to $116 million.
"The investment community’s belief and support in the APUS team continues to inspire us to double, triple and quadruple our efforts," said Tao Li, founder and CEO of APUS Group. "The company’s strong team is its most valuable asset — they were able to create products that together serve as the smallest, fastest and simplest user systems for Android in just a few short months that brought an entirely new experience to Android users."
Committed to creating innovative products, APUS Group has released apps such as: APUS Launcher, APUS Booster, APUS Mobile Search, APUS App Radar, APUS Notification, and APUS Tools, all of which were developed to enable the best user experience for Android users.
APUS Group places heavy emphasis on the user experience and thus ensures that all of its products together only take up 1M to 2M of space so that smartphones run smoother on the APUS Launcher as it conserves both battery and RAM.
By November 2014, APUS Group became one of the world’s top ten applications developers, ranking APUS Launcher among the world’s top apps from companies including Facebook, Baidu and more.
About APUS Group
Founded in 2014 by a team led by Tao Li, the former vice president of Qihoo 360, APUS Group’s mission is to provide the best mobile experience to the world’s 3 billion Android smartphone users. By developing applications that optimizes the Android operating system to make it easier to use, more convenient, and faster, APUS Group is dedicated to reimaging the UI and UX for the world’s fastest growing mobile operating system.