MobileX Labs

MobileX Labs is a fast-growing app solutions company based in Chicago, IL. MXLBuild, the company's first and core product, allows anyone to create their own native mobile apps in minutes, no coding required. Whether you're a musician, a blogger, or a small business, having your own app to engage your fans and promote your content is a valuable part of any marketing strategy. MXL also houses MXLApps&Games, where they combine social utilities and gaming to create top rated apps for download on Apple, Google Play, and Amazon app stores. Soon, MXL will be releasing Kai, the first ever MicroApp platform for publishing and consuming digital mobile content. Kai will solve many problems within the app ecosystem, including publishing, segmented content, and development time and price.

  • Industry: Software
  • Year Started: 2012
  • Organization Type: For-Profit
  • # of Employees: 31 ( as of Dec 31, 2013)

Dan Novaes


Life Hacker. Bootstrapped 1st company from $1000 to $2 million by age 20. Successfully bootstrapped 5 different companies with total revenues surpassing $15M. Graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Brazilian American fluent in 3 languages. CEO and founder of MobileX Labs.

  • Age: 28
  • Ethnicity: Latino & Hispanic

Kiran Panesar


At age 17 I started a development studio and eventually went on to build iOS apps which are still used by millions of people worldwide. I co-founded MobileX Labs at age 18, created our core iOS frameworks, oversaw the development of the rest of our product and launched the MVP. I dropped out of university (Computer Science) after MXL raised $1.5 million in funding, and generating $1.5m in revenue. In May 2014, I was granted the O-1A visa, reserved for individuals with extraordinary ability, to move to the United States and continue growing our Chicago-based team

  • Age: 23
  • Ethnicity: South Asian

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