Pune-headquartered queue management startup Sminq acquired Codepandora, a UX-focused software service provider, in a cash-and-equity deal.


With this CodePandora founder Bjorn will be heading the UX efforts at Sminq and he will be assisting the startup to realize a broader global vision.

Shachin Bharadwaj, CEO, SMINQ, said,

“CodePandora team has been one of our technology partners for the last one year & we loved the quality of work that their team delivered and hence this was a perfect match for us.”

CodePandora provides software product development and UX Design services for custom web and mobile apps. It was founded by Bjorn Mascarenhas in September 2012.

Bjorn, CEO and founder of CodePandora said,

“We strongly believe in team Sminq’s approach towards addressing the queueing & availability problem. Our mission has always been to develop exquisitely designed software, and we’re now excited to carry forward this focus at Sminq to help realise a broader vision, together.”

Sminq founded in July 2015 by Bharadwaj, Santhosh Nagarajan, Sheldon D’souza. Bharadwaj and D’souza , provides real-time availability information of doctors in Pune and helps users avoid waiting in queues at clinics. According to a company statement it is currently being used by 100+ doctors in Pune and more than 200,000+ patients have used their booking service.

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