Our Company

“The results were impressive, we found listening ears, caring hands and most important, an honest professional people in how they identified our challenges and how it should be solved.” – OTASYS Labs

Our Story

Arkenea is a full-service software development consultancy that helps fast growing companies, whether Fortune 500 or startups, accelerate product time to market with custom software development and UI/UX design. Technology companies prefer Arkenea given our founders experience in building, scaling and successfully exiting from a software product company.

Arkenea started in 2011 with its first offshore delivery centre in Pune, India and with a core team of 6 software professionals working with customers such as Warner Bros, Dubai Duty Free and Novo Nordisk. We’ve grown now to three offices, two of which are delivery centres and one project management and sales in Dallas, Texas with a total team strength of over 50.

Rahul Varshneya and Karthik Krishnaraj started the company to solve one of the biggest challenges they faced while scaling their own tech startups prior to Arkenea – that of unaccountable offshore software development teams. Arkenea was thus born by disrupting the business model of a traditional software development firm. This model was covered across top publications such as HuffPost.

Today, Arkenea serves some of the most recognized names across multiple industries, helping them scale their business through accelerated product development.


Employee Focused and Customer Centric

We encourage all our employees to spend time each week towards learning and and enhancing their skills with an allocated 3% of employee time annually towards formal trainings and skill development courses. Project retrospective learning is spread to all company employees as well.

Project Management

Our software development lifecycle entails Requirement Gathering > Analysis > Design > Unit Testing > Code > Code Reviews > QA Test > Delivery.

We use SCRUM.

  1. Unified Product Backlog, which is maintained by Client and our Project Manager
  2. Bi-weekly sprints
  3. Daily standup meeting with team and if possible, the client included in the same call.
  4. Product demo at the end of each sprint
  5. Retrospective and sprint planning meetings

Basecamp is our internal project management tool and is also used at times in conjunction with most of our customers. We also use tools such as Asana, JIRA, Rally, etc based on our customer requirements.

Governance Model

Steering Team (monthly):Key high-level stakeholders from either side who meet once a month to review the progress and take key decisions in guiding the project operational team. It is chaired by the Project Manager who is responsible for reporting the progress and noting the actionables and executing them.

Sprint Demo (bi-weekly):Once in two weeks, the Project Manager is responsible to invite the client stakeholders to view the demo of the progress and seek feedback.

Standup (daily): This is a daily short meeting to review the previous days work, get clarity on queries. It’s best if the client SPOC can attend this meeting over call.