A word from the founders
Paul and Claudia met wakeboarding on the lake of Zurich, Switzerland. Since then, they have been sharing their passion for an active life through motorcycles, skiing and kitesurfing - it's them in the photo by the way. They moved to Los Angeles in 2017 to co-found Axir, a social platform that revolutionizes the way active people connect and meet in real life.
Ironically, I founded a mobile app to spend less time on my phone. The problem is clear to me: all the social media platforms whose promises are to connect people end up leaving them more and more alone.
On the other end of the spectrum, dating apps have become transactional. They provide poor matches because they are based on shallow ground. However, the need to meet in real life is so great that people use them.
Activities are the best way to spend time with friends and the perfect icebreaker to make new ones.
Activities have always been a big part of my life. I met a few extraordinary people on the way. But mostly, I was alone. I knew there were many people like me out there, but no way to connect.
Now, thanks to Axir, I always have someone to join me kitesurfing, go for a morning motorcycle drive, get back into sprinting and drive to Mammoth for a skiing weekend. I have met my best friends on Axir and I am looking forward to meet more amazing people.
I think sharing how Axir came to be and a little about me will help you see how passionate our small team is about our project.
I started my career in a whole other industry: banking & finance. After graduating in Italy I moved to Zurich, Switzerland, and worked for a few years in the industry. But I always had the feeling of never really making anything concrete. One day I met Paul, wakeboarding on the lake in Zurich. We became close thanks to our common passion for activities.
When I first heard Paul's idea for Axir, I was instantly hooked. I quit my job to join the team right away. With my background, I initially thought I could help the company with financial related matters. But as we were putting down the concept for Axir, I discovered my true calling: coding.
I learned how to code and have been developing Axir since day one, slowly expanding my skills from front-end to database and finally the backend.
For me, the best things about Axir is the community. I feel everyone on the app is passionate, active and looking for new adventures and friends. Despite all the activities on the app, we all have the drive to be active and the love for the outdoors in common. I love meeting super interesting new people and I'm amazed at how much closer I've become with my friends who joined the app.
In these times where meeting new people is hard and most of us feel lonely and disconnected, Axir can bring people together in real life to create unforgettable memories and real friendships. What drives me the most is our success stories and how Axir changed people's lives.
One feature of Axir I am particularly proud of is women-only events. Women can connect and meet their BFFs in total privacy. I love to post boxing and brunch events and meet incredible women.
We hope you enjoy using Axir to make new friendships and share unforgettable moments through events you will create or join.