Thank You Sponsor: Coherent Solutions

by The TECHdotMN Team

It is important we recognize those who financially sponsor TECHdotMN because their direct contribution advances Minnesota’s technology industry.

Thank you Coherent Solutions for reinvesting!

What does Coherent Solutions do?

Coherent Solutions is a software development services company that provides custom software development, quality assurance, devops, cloud, and data services. We work closely with our customers in cross functional teams providing services across the software development life cycle. Our goal is to help our customers create business opportunities and solve business problems through technology. They bring their business innovations and ideas to the table and we help realize them with commercial grade software.

When & how did Coherent Solutions start?

The company was started in 1995 by Igor Epshteyn. The company operated as a strictly Minneapolis consulting company for the first eight years. Igor is a native of Belarus and he saw an opportunity to leverage the high quality technical talent there. He established the Development Center in Belarus in 2003. The company has about 750 employees. It serves 55 customers across the United States.

What is unique about the company?

While Coherent does most of its work offsite from its customers, our approach to distributed development is very different from a lot of other service companies. We are big believers in Agile development processes, openness, and collaboration between our teams and our customers. Our customers work directly with all of their team members in both the U.S. and Europe. This improves velocity, quality, innovation, and accountability between all parties and is key to yielding the superior results our customers enjoy.

Why do you sponsor TECHdotMN?

TECHdotMN does a lot to promote the great work being done in our industry locally and generate a sense of community within the local tech scene. We’re happy to play a small role in helping it do so.

How Minnesota’s tech industry could improve from your perspective?

Anything that increases the supply of talent in the local tech industry will be helpful long-term. The supply crunch for talent continues to be the biggest drag on tech’s growth in Minnesota.