Get a KWAN-tastic Tech Team On Your Side

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August 16, 2021

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March 13, 2024

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Get a KWAN-tastic Tech Team On Your Side


BERLIN, Germany - Meet KWAN, a trusted member of the Pangea club since 2018! KWAN is a recruitment platform based in Portugal that uses patience and empathy to equip your company with the best tech talent to be found in the European market. Treating both their clients and employees the way they deserve, KWAN offers top talent with a heart!


Founded in 2007, KWAN is an established industry veteran when it comes to recruiting digitally savvy teams. From its headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal, KWAN has been helping companies across Europe find the right talent for over a decade—with the goal of becoming Europe's #1 go-to destination for companies and developers seeking to bring exciting IT projects to life.

Rui Pedro Alves, CEO and Co-Founder, sums up the core competencies of KWAN, which has already captivated a number of companies:

“KWAN is a platform that gathers top-notch developers and finds suitable projects for their motivation and needs. KWAN sources talent and IT projects from all over the world. KWAN is an IT Company that provides tech talent solutions, be it in the form of IT talent outsourcing, or turnkey IT teams that scale according to the customer's needs.”

By providing superior end-to-end service, they have helped companies such as Altice, BNP Paribas, Talkdesk,, and Accenture, among others, to build tech teams, small or large. For their years of hard work, KWAN was rewarded with an overall Pangea Score of 8.2/10.0. Learn more about their KWAN-tastic approach below!

Love, Respect, Community

A full 14 years ago, a 26-year-old Rui faced what was probably the most crucial decision of his life: should he go abroad to further his career and earn a lot of money, or should he take a risk and start his own business in Portugal? After much consideration, he decided against the easy path and the rest, as they say, is history...

Today, KWAN employs around 170+ highly motivated people, also known as KWANers. By working with a people-first approach, KWAN has created a workplace where employees want to work every day, where happiness and peak performance are possible without much effort, and where growth happens naturally as a side effect. Co-founder and COO, Duarte Fernandes, adds:

“We want our employees to be focussed on their performance and not to be worried about salaries, not to be worried about logistical issues, not to be worried about conflicts; we are there to mediate all these situations.”

The KWAN-esque approach seems to work perfectly, resulting in a Pangea Team Health Score of 8.3/10.0 and a first-year retention rate of 85%. In particular, KWANers appreciate not just the company’s culture (rated 8.5/10.0), but also the rapport with peers and management, personal growth and well-being, and feedback and recognition, which all earned 8.4/10.0 across the board.

Check out KWAN's full backstory here and learn about the experiences of the people who make KWAN the company it is today—board members, ambassadors, KWANers, and even company alumni who are still buzzing about their positive experiences and the myriad skills they gained:

“This is a company with an excellent work culture and it is a company that is a pleasure to work for.”

- Pedro Domingues, Alumnus @ KWAN

Finally, in case you were wondering what KWAN stands for, COO Duarte has the answer for you—it means nothing less than love, respect, and community, all of which KWAN prides itself on!

Feeling the love at a company dinner

Finding the Perfect Match

KWAN helps a variety of businesses assemble a world-class technical team. As an established player in the industry, KWAN knows exactly how to satisfy customers and what a team requires to push a business to the next level. Agencies, consultancies, corporations, startups, and venture builders alike all benefit from KWAN's years of experience. By assessing which skills best suit their clients, they eventually find the tech team that fits ideally as the perfect match.

Thus far, KWAN has focused on companies in banking, education management, financial services, health, wellness & fitness, and insurance. What a diversified portfolio!

Former and recent clients alike emphasise that KWAN is not just an ordinary outsourcing company, but one that is strongly committed and will always go the extra mile. Read the raving testimonials for yourself:

“KWAN is a customer and business-oriented company with a great internal culture and talented professionals. It’s a pleasure to work with them.”

- Gonzalo Araujo, Project Manager @ MEO

“KWAN is a reliable partner that always has solutions on time for our challenges. Very professional staff and well-organized. Our relationship is based on true values, and there’s an excellent relationship between parties.”

- Jorge Cardoso, Principal Consultant @ Mobileum

“KWAN has been a partner of ours for a long time and always delivers what’s promised.”

- Antonio Rodrigues, Product Manager @ Glitt

By the numbers, KWAN receives a well-deserved Pangea Client Insights Score of 8.1/10.0, with top scores in Customer Journey (8.5/10.0), Business Maturity (8.5/10.0), and Process Maturity (9.0/10.0).

KWANers brushing up on their Agile work practices

Level Up Your Business the KWAN Way

Need technical experts to turn your ideas into reality? KWAN will find them! No matter what areas you need support for, KWAN does it all: Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Crypto & Blockchain, or Mobile Development, Web Apps, and more!

KWAN equips you with a state-of-the-art tech stack (React Native, React.js, Node.js, .NET, Java EE, JavaScript, Outsystems, Ruby on Rails, Golang, Angular, among others) with which it can assist you with team augmentation, firefighting, or support & maintenance.

Moreover, KWAN’s core values have been carefully crafted to match the company and its people to a tee. Employees always aim to give their best, inspire with their service, strive for professional growth, and, above all, have fun!

If you’d like to join in on the fun, just check out their engagement page or contact us directly so we can put you in touch with a KWANer that’s perfect for you! We guarantee that you’ll be feeling KWAN’s sense of love, respect, and community in no time!


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