Softjourn Story
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Softjourn Story

Softjourn, Inc. was founded in 2001 in the Silicon Valley by Jeff Kreuser and Emmy Gengler, the current CEO. She spent more than a decade working in the former Soviet Union, including several years as the President and CEO of a systems integration firm in Kyiv, Ukraine.

 

Softjourn was initially working through a network of partners situated in different parts of Ukraine. Each partner company had a different area of expertise and concentration, either technical or business applications in industries such as healthcare and financial services. By 2005, Emmy and Jeff decided it was time to collaborate more permanently with two new partners, Serhiy Fitsak and Bogdan Mykhailovych, both of whom were working with a Ukrainian software house providing banking solutions. That year, Softjourn opened its own office in Ivano-Frankivsk, where Serhiy and Bogdan were located.

By 2013, Softjourn had grown to 50 in-house programmers and a total staff of 77. In 2015, Softjourn opened a branch office in Wroclaw, Poland but its main software development team was located at its Ivano-Frankivsk office. As of the end of 2018, the company has grown to over 185+ employees.

Over the years, Softjourn developed particular expertise in a number of areas, including ticketing and fintech. We use well-proven technologies to provide new operational capabilities for our clients as well as new approaches, like blockchain, that are redefining the digital ecosystem and can virtually impact future business. We believe that working with different, multidisciplinary solutions and acting on the boundaries is our distinguishing feature.

2001
2001
Softjourn Founded
Joined Women’s Technology Cluster (now Astia)
Joined the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine
2003
2003
Article published, “Ukraine and it’s Success Criteria for the Software Exports Industry.”, in EJISDC
2005
2005
Opened Ivano-Frankivsk R&D Center
2009
2009
Signed partnership with Right-Hand Partners (RHP), which Connects Start-Ups with Potential Investors
2011
2011
Named among Top 10 Service Providers in Eastern Europe by IAOP
2012
2012
Signed partnership with Right-Hand Partners (RHP), which Connects Start-Ups with potential Investors
2013
2013
Named among Top 10 Service Providers in Eastern Europe by IAOP
2014
2014
Named among Best 5 Rising Stars in Media & Entertainment by IAOP
Named among Best 20 Companies in Services by IAOP
2015
2015
Named to the Global Outsourcing 100 list
Co-founded regional IT-cluster in Ivano-Frankivsk
2016
2016
Softjourn, Inc. ranked among US fastest-growing private companies
Named to the Global Outsourcing 100 list
2017
2017
Named Microsoft Gold Partner
Signed partnership with Monax Industries
Joins the Xamarin Partner Program
Named to the Global Outsourcing 100 list
Listed in 30 Fastest Growing Private Companies To Watch 2017
2018
2018
Named to the 500 Leading B2B Service Providers in Ukraine list by Clutch
2019
2019
Recognized as one of the "15 Blockchain Development Companies for 2019" by TopDevelopers.co
Named to the Global Outsourcing 100 list

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