About us

neXva was founded to solve some of the biggest problems of the mobile app ecosystem. We saw the app economy growing fast and in many ways, out of control. We wanted to provide a better experience for all members of the app ecosystem:

A store that had better more relevant apps for consumers.

A platform to enable mobile operators, brands and verticals to have their own, curated app store.

A place where developers could get noticed and monetize their apps in markets not available to them with other app stores.

neXva is led by a seasoned team with years of experience delivering unique solutions to the mobile industry.

Leadership Team

Brian J. Friedman, Founder and CEO

Brian J. Friedman Brian has a successful history of starting and leading several leading edge companies in the mobile space including one of the first US mobile phone retailers; a finance company that provided construction and operational funding for new wireless operators; and one of the first mobile e-commerce transactional sites that included a mobile data application initiative. neXva was conceived out of his entrepreneurial spirit, visionary adoption of technology and desire to grow a market leading, international applications business.

Brian leads neXva's strategic vision and international expansion. Brian is a frequent speaker on issues of mobile-content convergence, mobile marketing, application store evolution and investing in companies in the mobile space.

Chathura Jayasekara, CTO

Chathura JayasekaraChathura has over eight years of technology development experience covering multi-OS mobile and web deployments for domestic and international customers. He is a certified Zend developer. Prior to coming to neXva, Chathura developed solutions for MakeStuffHappen, EF Futures and Outscope. Chathura is a long-standing team member, leading our architecture, customer deployment and technical operations.

Andy Portlock, COO

Andy PortlockAndy joined neXva in October 2014 after 13 years in the enterprise leadership team of Vodafone. Andy brings a wealth of experience and contacts to our board, having led enterprise product development, the transformation to build Vodafone Global Enterprise, MNC Customer Delivery, Service Operations and Enterprise Corporate Development, where he led many successful acquisitions, developed enterprise strategy and strategic partnering. Andy is very passionate about mobile and the many benefits it and we can accomplish.

Non-executive board

Kenny Fraser, Chairman

Kenny FraserKenny has over 20 years experience advising global companies in Mobile Communications and Technology sectors. His expertise covers all aspects of mobile and digital strategy, customer operations and finance. He has worked in over 40 countries and held leadership positions at UK, EMEA and Global level while a partner in PwC.

In 2013, he founded Sunstone Communication to provide affordable world class consulting and mentoring for start-ups. Kenny is now working with start-ups in several countries to help make a difference. He has retained a strong focus on mobile through this work.

As an active member of the start up community, Kenny actively advises technology start up companies on their growth and development. Kenny also serves as a Non Executive Director for two other companies and is a recognised speaker and writer on mobile and digital topics.

Asokan Ashok, Non Executive Director

Asokan AshokAshok has over 25 years of international hi-tech experience developing software and communication systems. Ashok has held a variety of senior technology management positions in Samsung, Motorola, Nokia, Ericsson, Compaq (HP) and in some start-ups.

Ashok is President of UnfoldLabs, an innovative product development company in mobile & cloud platform technologies.. He has expertise in driving customer insights for businesses development and commercializing products for scale.

As a leading strategist in the technology industry, he is a respected speaker at international conferences on technology. He authors technology and visionary articles for many leading magazines around the world. Ashok is a serial entrepreneur and pioneering high tech inventor. He presently serves on the board of directors/advisors for a small number of technology start-ups.


Rwanda: Airtel, Nexva Partner to Support Local Content Developers in Africa

20 June 2015

Rwandan local content developers have got an opportunity to market their content after Bharti Airtel, a leading telecom service provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa and neXva, Inc. a global provider of white branded application (app) stores, signed a deal to launch Airtel-branded mobile app stores in Africa...Read more

MTN provides free downloads of all Nigerian apps to its 61 million customers

8 May 2015

The world is changing faster than we ever imagined some decades ago. The increased penetration of technology across the globe especially through mobile phone has changed the way we live and work. Like never before the adoption of mobile phones has enhanced in many ways, economic and social activity on the continent of Africa and Nigeria in particular. A recent study shows that 90 percent of access to the internet in Nigeria is done via mobile devices... Read more

Malawi: Airtel, Nexva to Launch Malawi's Mobile APP Store

7 May 2015

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Malawi, has announced a strategic partnership with neXva, Inc., a global provider of white branded app stores, to launch Airtel branded mobile app stores in Malawi...Read more

Airtel, Nexva to Launch Branded Mobile App Stores in Malawi

7 May 2015

Airtel Malawi has announced a strategic partnership with neXva, Inc., a global provider of white branded app stores, to launch Airtel branded mobile app stores in Malawi... Read more

Airtel Lanka launches the all new ‘Airtel App Store’ with over 10,000 Apps

24 September 2014

Colombo, September 22nd: Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the launch of the ‘Airtel App Store – a one stop online shop for all local and international apps... Read more

CEO Weekends:MTN Partners With neXva To Launch NextApps Appstore in Nigeria

5 July 2013

MTN Nigeria and neXva, Inc. today announced the launch of the MTN Nigeria NextApps Store. The MTN NextApps Store powered by neXva, consists of free and premium applications and is available online at http://nextapps.mtnonline.com and initially for Android smartphones... Read more

Airtel and neXva, inc. Agree to Support App Developers in Africa

19 June 2014

Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa and neXva, Inc. a global provider of white branded app stores announced a major strategic initiative to launch Airtel branded mobile app stores in Africa... Read more

MTN Nigeria and neXva-Drive a Fun and Exciting Digital Music Mobile App Campaign

19 September 2013

Lagos Nigeria, San Diego California, Paris France-September 19, 2013-MTN Nigeria announced a new digital contest designed to give over 80 million Nigerian youths excitement and fun on their mobile devices. Using neXva’s multi-OS mobile app store distribution platform, MTN launched the SongStar karaoke mobile app... Read more

MTN Nigeria and neXva-Partner with Don Jazzy in a Digital Music Mobile App contest

19 September 2013

MTN Nigeria and neXva partners with music producer Don Jazzy on an entertaining digital mobile contest.The contest is designed for Nigerian youths. Using their mobile devices contestants create a personalized sound track on the SongStar karaoke mobile app and enter to win... Read more

CCA Plans to Launch App Store for Small Wireless Carriers

1 April 2013

Unlike large nationwide competitors, small wireless carriers traditionally have not made any money on the apps that their customers download because they have not been able to establish relationships with myriad app developers. But the Competitive Carriers Association, which has many small wireless carrier members, hopes to change that with a new app store expected to launch this month... Read more

Infobip and nexva partnership: full content and billing solution for mobile operators

21 February 2013

Infobip, the world’s leading mobile services provider and neXva, a fully managed and hosted white label app store solution provider today announced their worldwide partnership... Read more

OpenMobile Welcomes neXva as an AppMall™ Content Partner

8 January 2013

"neXva is extremely excited to announce our partnership with OpenMobile. OpenMobile's ACL technology enables our premium quality Apps to run on new platforms and devices all across the globe," said Brian J. Friedman, CEO of neXva. "Partnering with OpenMobile will extend our reach giving us the opportunity to distribute our premium Apps on cutting edge devices and new platforms in the market... Read more