Nexus Venture funds $1 mio to Postman


Postman - Feature 1stNexus Venture funds $1 mio to Postman. API Management suite Postman provides a set of tools to help developers manage REST (Representational State Transfer) API’s. The set of tools are in the form of Chrome app. It let users build, test and document API requests in an efficient manner. It saves developer from writing code and testing them. The tool allows developers API Requests, parameters can be changed and new set of API can be requested again.

Postman’s powerful API testing suite has become must have tool for many developers. Developers make beautiful products to build superb API’s and improve their productivity. Postman brand is owned and operated by Postdot Technologies P Ltd. Bengaluru based company was founded in September 2013, by Abhinav Asthana and Ankit Sobti with Abhijit Kane.

Abhinav Asthana is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Postman. He has graduated in Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electronics, Programming and Multimedia from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in 2010. He was intern in Vikram Sarabhai Space Center and Yahoo in 2009. From college days he was more into entrepreneurship, he became Chief Technology Officer of BITS360, a product that offered virtual tour technology in 2007. He held this post close to 3 years.

Startup-FundingIn December 2007, Abhinav became and co founder of Grayscale Design. The company was providing design and programming services to small businesses and startups. Till May 2011, he worked with the company. In 2010 he founded another company called TeliportMe and in 2013 he founded Postman.

Ankit Sobti is co founder and Chief Technology Officer of Postman. He graduated in Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology in 2009. He was one of the bright student was awarded merit based tuition waiver of Rs. 5 lakhs. In 2013 he did his Master of Business Administration in Strategy and Leadership from Indian School of Business.

He has a patent filed in the US ‘Method and System for Improving Relevance of Web Content’ issued in 2013. Ankit started his career in Yahoo as senior software engineer in 2009. He developed to consolidate effort of Yahoo properties into a cloud based platform. He was into on boarding of new clients to the new platform. He worked with Yahoo for 2.3 years.

Postman - Feature 2ndIn 2011, he joined Adobe as senior software engineer; Ankit developed Adobe’s marketing cloud team. He had a brief stint of 9 months with Adobe. In 2013, Ankit joined as Product Manager in In he designed an ‘algorithmic trading’ strategy that allowed discovery of optimal inventory at a scale of more than 1 billion bids per day.

Abhijit Kane is co founder of Postman. He has graduated in Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science and Economics from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani in 2013. Abhijit started his career as Intern in BITS360 in 2010. Worked with the organization for 8 months and joined Web Developer Intern in Leaf Assist. He worked as intern in companies like Adobe and VMware. In August 2013, he joined WalmartLabs as software engineer. He worked with the company for 14 months. He joined Abhinav and Ankit as founder of Postman.

Postman offers several features in their product range.  Their basic product Request builder has features like URL autocompletion, header editor with autocompletion, Keyboard shortcuts, auto save and load requests from the history to name a few.  Apart from the basic product they have Jetpacks features write and run tests in JavaScript using the test editor within Postman. Also developers can request chaining with run collections. Jetpacks will cost $9.99 for single license with free upgrades for life.

The company raised seed funding of $1 million from Nexus Venture Partners on May 26, 2015. Postman has plans to open up new office in Silicon Valley, most of their user based out of the US. The funds will be used to expand its product range and testing solutions for API development.