“Tracked Every Feedback From Users All Over The World”
Fortune India|October 2021
“We were obsessive about product reviews and user requests. We had in-depth conversations with developers as often as possible. We also relied on quantitative methods to build our business model.”
Anshul Dhamija

MAKING SOFTWARE SPEAK

From left: Abhinav Asthana, Ankit Sobti and Abhijit Kane

Company Postman, Inc.

Business Technology

Incorporated 2014

Funding till date $430 million

Scale of business

17 million No. of developers who use Postman’s API platform

500,000 No. of organizations that deploy it

75,000 No. of APIs shared on its public network —it is the largest API hub in the world

Next what?

Building an API-first world and making it a reality for everyone

SAN FRANCISCO-headquartered Postman builds technology platforms for the development and management of APIs or Application Programming Interfaces — the language through which software talk to one another. The seven-year-old start-up, founded in Bengaluru by Abhinav Asthana, Ankit Sobti, and Abhijit Kane, has more than 17-million users and a global client base of 500,000, making it the largest API community in the world.

The Idea!

Abhinav Asthana: In 2012, I was a coding intern at Yahoo! Bangalore along with Ankit (Sobti). Our job was to build an application using APIs. But we kept running into the same problems. It was excessively challenging to learn how APIs worked (i.e., to make a simple API call and verify the response). It was also painful for the development team to test and debug APIs. Later, I encountered these very same problems at my first start-up, where I met Abhijit (Kane).

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