SoftAvail focuses on building long-lasting and loyal relationships with our partners and clients. We love what we do and we have over 90% employee retention rate. We have some of the most experienced engineers in the industry, highly qualified and experienced PhDs and Masters in Computer Science and Mathematics to work on your projects. We want you to partner with us and join our business family.
Nikolay Bankov: Founder & CEO
Nikolay Bankov is a mobile guru with 15+ years of experience in software development and 10+ years in mobile and front-end. He has extensive operation and management background leading different size software development teams in Silicon Valley and offshore. Nick is a user experience expert and over the years built apps and products used by millions. Nick has played a key role in exits to two NASDAQ traded companies.
Val Babajov: Founder & President
Val Babajov is an entrepreneur and angel investor with three decades of software development and business management experience. He manages the key strategic business relationships and oversees the engineering operations of SoftAvail.
Val is also Founder and Managing Director of Voivoda Ventures, an early stage investment fund focused on B2B software technology startups. Voivoda has provided initial and follow-on funding for 14 companies since 2010. The Voivoda team takes a hands-on approach to early stage investing that involves working closely with companies from investment to exit, often as a member of the board. The fund’s geographical focus includes companies based outside of the United States. Voivoda leverages the growing network of international technology accelerators to identify top companies from around the world and assist them with moving to California for fundraising. This unique approach has led to successful funding of companies from New Zealand, Turkey and Bulgaria.
Prior to founding Voivoda ventures, Val spent 33 years in the software development industry. During this time Val navigated four successful exits. He founded his first company, WebMessenger in 1993 in his garage. During the dot com boom, Webmessenger with engineering offices in six countries developed IP in medical software, digital media, mobile software and communications for a wide range of clients including large corporations and startups.
After the bubble burst, Val pivoted the business to enterprise level unified mobile instant messaging, which resulted in a 2007 acquisition byApptix (OSE: APP). After several months, it became evident that Apptix did not have the right vision for the Webmessenger product line. In 2008, Val orchestrated a buyout of the technology from Apptix and subsequently sold it to CallWave (Nasdaq: CALL) which continues to develop and promote the platform, and has ported it to the iPhone and Google Android operating systems.
After this second exit Babajov established engineering development team in Partners 1993, Inc. Partners 1993 developed a variety of technologies ranging from mobile applications for startups to core mobile technology for large corporations such as Juniper Networks and Verizon wireless. In early 2012, the Partners1993 engineering team was acquired by a NASDAQ listed East Coast based technology company.