Impetus Technologies

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Impetus Technologies
Industry Computer Services, Outsourced Product Development
Founded 1991
Headquarters Los Gatos, California, USA
Key people
Praveen Kankariya CEO, Vineet Tyagi Senior VP-Engineering & Chief Technology Officer
Services Product Development, Technology and Services
Revenue Privately held
Number of employees
1500 [1]
Slogan Innovation Architected

Impetus Technologies is a privately held technology company specializing in software product development, and technology research and development (R&D) services. Founded in 1991 by Praveen Kankariya, Impetus is headquartered in Los Gatos, California with development centers in Los Gatos, Noida, Indore and Bangalore

Impetus focuses on big data, enterprise mobility, cloud infrastructure and carrier grade systems.


The company was founded in 1991 by Praveen Kankariya in Indore, India, to develop software products and offer product design and development services.[2]

The first product developed by Impetus was for the newspaper industry. The product automated the news acquisition process from various wire services. This product was deployed at more than 200 publication houses across India.[3]

In 1996, Kankariya moved the company to the USA. The company's first international account for software product engineering services was 3M in 1995.[3]


The core focus of the company is on software product development and technology R&D services. Impetus provides offerings in software architecture and design, development, test engineering, performance engineering, sustenance and support.

Impetus works in domains including mobile and wireless, digital media, performance marketing, internet advertising, network security, telecom, finance, healthcare, supply chain management, CRM, and collaboration management.The company is also focused on emerging technologies in mobility, Big Data, SaaS, cloud computing, social media, product testing, and performance engineering.

Impetus has been involved in hundreds of product launches for its global client base since its inception.[4]

Some of these include iLeap, a generic keyword driven test automation framework; mAutomate – a cost-effective framework for evaluating mobile apps across diverse handsets, networks, operating system versions, and geographies; and SandStorm – a performance testing solution.

Impetus' R&D division, Innovation Labs and Mobile Labs centralize the expertise and knowledge from different domain experts to advice customers on optimal technology strategies.


Below is a partial list of Impetus partners:

Some other associations include Google, Nokia, Samsung and Nasscom.[12]

Open Source contributions[edit]

Impetus has contributed to and created open-source software projects, including:

Awards and Recognition[edit]

  • Impetus voted among India’s ‘Top 100 Best Companies to Work For’ in 2014.[18]
  • Impetus voted among India’s ‘Top 100 Best Companies to Work For’ in 2013.[19]
  • Impetus ranked among Top 50 India’s Best Companies to Work for 2012 announced by the Great Place to Work Institute.[20]
  • TERI-HSBC Living Business SME award, 2010- Impetus received second prize in 'HSBC Living Business SME Award 2010’, the Corporate Social Responsibility Awards by The Energy and Resources Institute along with HSBC for creating learning opportunities for children from low income families at Noida and Indore through partnership with local NGOs.[21]
  • Cool Vendors in IT Services and Sourcing Report for 2009- Recognizing Impetus as a leader in outsourced software product engineering, Gartner featured Impetus in their ‘Cool Vendors in IT Services and Sourcing’ report for 2009.[22]
  • GSMA's 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award- Impetus won the "GSMA’s 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award– APAC Tournament”. Impetus received this award in the ‘Most Innovative Mobile Application in a Vertical Market’ category.[23]
  • Winners of Red Herring's 100 Asia Award 2008.[24]
  • Deloitte's Technology Fast 500.[25]
  • Ranked as one among the Top 100 IT Companies- 2008 by SiliconIndia, a U.S. based magazine.[26]
  • July 2008- Impetus was in the TOP 3 of the CNBC-TV18 Emerging India Awards in the ICE, IT andITeS category.[27]
  • July 2008- Impetus won the ET Acer Intel Smart Workplace Award 2008.[28]
  • June 2007- Impetus was awarded the “Best Software Exporter” by Madhya Pradesh Government in “Awards for Excellence in e-governance in Madhya Pradesh”.[29]
  • Ranked as one among the Top 100 IT Companies- 2007 by SiliconIndia, a U.S. based magazine.[30]


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  11. ^ "Talend and Impetus Further Partnership to Simplify Big Data Integration". Wisdom Digital Media. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  12. ^ Nasscom Member Directory
  13. ^ "gae-opensocial - An OpenSocial container for Google App Engine (GAE-Python) - Google Project Hosting". Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  14. ^ "hadoop-toolkit - Build tool kit/extensions for Hadoop - Google Project Hosting". Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  15. ^ "impetus-opensource/Kundera · GitHub". Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  16. ^ "zing - A Java Shindig based OpenSocial compatible social networking website - Google Project Hosting". Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  17. ^ "Impetus to Showcase Its Open Source Contributions at OSCON 2010". Reuters. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
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  19. ^ Impetus voted among India’s ‘Top 100 Best Companies to Work For’ in 2013
  20. ^ Kumud Das, TNN Jul 17, 2012, 05.00PM IST (2012-07-17). "Impetus ranked in top 50 'India's best companies to work for in 2012'". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  21. ^ Business Wire India (2010-04-21). "HSBC Living Business SME Awards". Business Wire India. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  22. ^ reuters (2009-04-07). "Gartner Names Impetus a 'Cool Vendor' for 2009". Reuters. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  23. ^ The GSM Association (2008-11-20). "GSMA ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2009 MOBILE INNOVATION GLOBAL AWARD COMPETITION – APAC TOURNAMENT". GSM Association. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  24. ^ "Red Herring 100 Asia 2008~Winners and Finalists". Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  25. ^ "Impetus Ranked in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2009 | NASSCOM". Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  26. ^ "professional network for indians worldwide". SiliconIndia. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  27. ^ "". 2008-07-09. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 
  28. ^ INDIATIMES NEWS NETWORK Jul 18, 2008, 03.51pm IST (2008-07-18). "IImpetus wins Smart Workplace award". The Times of India. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  29. ^ EFYTimes News (2007-06-08). "Impetus Is The Best Software Exporter Of The Year". Electronics For You. Retrieved 2013-11-08. 
  30. ^ "professional network for indians worldwide". SiliconIndia. Retrieved 2013-10-22. 

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