Postman, a startup which provides the most popular API toolchain, has announced that it has shifted its headquarters from Bangalore, India to San Francisco. As per the company, this step has been taken to better serve the needs of API developers.
The new San Francisco office will now house all sales, marketing, and customer success staff, as well as executive leadership. As a part of this shift, Postman’s CEO & co-founder, Abhinav Asthana, has already relocated to the company’s new HQ in San Francisco.
The core technology team will, however, remain in India, under the leadership of Ankit Sobti, Postman’s co-founder and CTO. The company has been focused on growing its presence in India as well, expanding its development and data science staff and moving to a new, expanded office in Bangalore early this year.
Abhinav Asthana, CEO and co-founder of the company, said,
We believe this company setup will best serve our customers and allow us to more quickly react to opportunities and trends. We have a great technical team in Bangalore, where we were founded, and our new U.S. presence will allow us to be more responsive to our customers, many of whom are based in Europe and the U.S.
Along with this, the company has also appointed a new board member, technology strategist Ram Gupta. He is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of technology experience, helping create over $10 billion of market capitalization through both operational and board roles. He joins the Postman board as an active advisor on issues of product, operations, and marketing.
The company also named Kasey Byrne as Vice President of Marketing. With a focus on company growth and helping build the San Francisco team, Byrne brings significant experience with marketing and early stage companies. He had worked at senior positions with companies such as Overture (formerly GoTo.com), Cardlytics and npm, Inc.
Postman was founded in 2014 by Abhijit Kane, Abhinav Asthana, and Ankit Sobti. It is a powerful API testing suite which has become a must-have tool for several developers. The platform is designed specifically to make the API developer’s life easier. The company has emphasized supporting, not replacing, a developer’s existing workflow.
It counts developers and developer teams around the world among its users. The company launched Postman Pro in December last year for both individual developers and teams. It is in currently focused on the development of a new enterprise product, targeted for release later in 2017.