We are astarios – a company specialized in building remote development teams with industry-focused engineers. Founded by Reto Kaeser from Switzerland and Andreas Lepenets from Ukraine, astarios helps businesses to grow by setting up dedicated teams of IT specialists that simply nail it.
By the summer of 2015, Reto, who had spent over 30 years working as a lead developer for Swiss-based technological companies, had been facing the lack of qualified local professionals, time and time again. At the same time, Andreas, having spent more than 10 years establishing himself professionally in the Ukrainian outsourcing community, had developed a clear vision that the right way to succeed in his local market of over 200K IT specialists, was to build a transparent client-oriented team with a strong focus on recruitment leaders that were able to connect clients with tech talents that matched both their soft and hard skills.
Finding common ground, Andreas and Reto started to build a team of niche experts by opening their first R&D office in Kyiv. With Reto having an extensive background in the Security, IoT, FinTech, AI and Machine learning industries, our company started focusing on software development services, staff augmentation and security testing. Today, astarios is a trusted partner of many businesses from the Energy, Big Data, FinTech and AI domains. Being represented in both Ukraine and Switzerland, we help companies to solve the problem of local talent shortages and deliver cutting-edge products.