About Us

History and Background

APAX Software was founded in 2007 in Lexington, KY to create high quality custom software solutions. APAX was founded by Brian Raney, Justin Raney, and Matt Smith. All three founders were graduates of the University of Kentucky College of Engineering and passed up lucrative software development jobs to pursue their passion of creating a high class software company of their own. They saw the creation of this software company as an opportunity to grow the high tech community in Kentucky. Nine years later, APAX has served hundreds of clients and employed dozens of employees. Our purpose is to help others pursue their definition of awesome. We do this by assisting each organization we work with in building innovative and efficient software solutions to further their mission.

We are a relationship driven company and enjoy working with the same client over a long period. We hire the top talent and work with select clients that we believe we can best help meet their technology needs through cutting edge software solutions. Our team members are experts on multiple platforms and languages. We specialize in mobile application development, full stack web development, graphic design, and software consulting.

APAX continues to support the growth of the high tech community across the state of Kentucky and works closely with the Awesome Inc community as the software development arm of that organization. We work closely with the following Awesome Inc initiatives:

  • Awesome Inc U - A coding school that teaches software development skills to all ages
  • Awesome Fellowship - An incubator for high tech companies across the state of Kentucky
  • Cherub Fund - An investment group that invests in high tech companies
  • Joy Project - A charity that assists local members of the community through acts of kindness

You can read more about our involvement in the high tech community here.