- April 6, 2022
- Posted by: Swati.patel
- Category: Press Release
India has long been considered one of the top startup ecosystems in the world, housing multiple unicorns and iconic global digital-first brands. While Bangalore is called the ‘Silicon Valley’ of India, Pune is rapidly emerging as a major entrepreneurial hub. Between 2014 and 2021, Pune startups have received a whopping $1.5 billion of funding, indicating positive investor sentiment towards the talent in the city. A report by the Center for American Entrepreneurship, moreover, made note of Pune in its ‘Global Next’ category as an emerging startup hub. Around 3200 startups call Pune home at present, with tech startups accounting for a major fraction of these. Here, we take a closer look at three B2B tech companies that are catapulting Pune’s reputation:
1. AFour Technologies
AFour Technologies is a 360-degree software product engineering company that is headquartered in Pune. Founded in 2007, the company has serviced over 100 clients – most of whom are based out of the United States – and currently has 320 employees on its payroll. As experts in product engineering, AFour Technologies addresses the growing need in software companies post-Covid for an accelerated path to digital transformation, including a surge in demand for cybersecurity testing and reliability engineering services. The company’s mission is to enable its customers to build and maintain resilient, scalable, and secure software systems with high predictability and reliability using agile methodologies. The services that AFour offers include product engineering, infrastructure design and configuration management, software prototype development, CI/CD pipeline, DevOps strategy consulting, system architecture design, UX and UI design, backend/API development, performance and security testing, test automation development and execution, among others.