Pangara was founded by three Swedish entrepreneurs who all had a background in hiring and outsourcing freelancer developers from all over the world. Over time, they realized that things needed to change when it came to the way companies found and contracted freelance developers. They knew the worldwide demand for top developers was already enormous and that it would only continue to grow but the current freelancer gateways were far from perfect.
So, they came up with an idea to combine aspects of traditional consulting companies with larger outsourcing companies and online freelancer platforms into one. They wanted to be able to offer the support and the reliability of a traditional consultancy with the low cost of an outsourcing company and the flexibility of a well networked freelancer platform.
After several meetings, iterations and many crispy spring rolls later, they finally found the solution and Pangara officially launched in 2016.
At Pangara, we aim to live our company values every day. This reflects on how we work together, as well as on how we work with our freelancers and clients. We strive to:
- Be proactive
- Always aim for quality
- Be professional
- Be passionate and happy
- Have FUN together
Pangara will lead the market and redefine how companies find, connect and work with Tech Talent around the world.
Since we believe talent is everywhere, we're looking to highlight the top developers in emerging markets. Vietnam came as a natural starting point for Pangara for several reasons, but mainly the quantity, skill, and cultural fit of its developers. The country produces a large amount of software engineers, unlike many countries in the West. Around 100,000 software engineers graduate every year, a comparable figure to the USA, which has 3.5× the population. And the quality? Typically excellent. For example, in a study by HackerRank, Ho Chi Minh City University of Science ranks no. 3 globally in terms of skill.
Finally, Vietnam has a work-culture that aligns well with the western one. As a testament to this, big local investments into engineering R&D centers have been made by Apple, Intel, and Harvey Nash.