The Evibe Story
Evibe was founded by life-long entrepreneur Alex Lewalle, who came up with the concept of Evibe together with co-founder and fellow French countryman, Vincent Bouzeran, when the winds of fate brought both to Lyon, France to work on an online brokerage site.
It was not long before the two decided to quit the business of finance in order to concentrate on developing a new module for social networking and community building.
Lewalle explains that the two were tired of websites that focused on quantity over quality of relationships and self-branding over authentic expression.
Vincent and I had noticed that, in this age of social media, where you are supposed to be more connected then ever, the opposite was occurring.
The more time we spent on social networking sites, the smaller our real life social networks had become. Some of it is just do to life--you move, friends move and people pair off and settle down into new existences with new social groups.
You are left with a smaller group of friends and get locked into repeating the same activities. We wanted to figure out how we could replicate the feeling we had in college, when all kinds of people were constantly socially active around you and it was difficult to have a boring moment or experience that was not exciting and genuine. So, we began evaluating various social networking and planning models and developing our own technology to add the functionalities that allowed us to create for people in their 20s, 30s and 40s this type of experience and give them a one-stop solution for all their social needs.