Astea's History

2nd Century BC

The Astae, Thrace’s most ancient and powerful tribe, lived across the Strandzha, recognized today as one of the Balkans’ most beautiful, pristine, and mystical mountain ranges.

2006

Astea Solutions AD was formed to leverage its founders’ strong relationship with Sofia University’s Faculty for Mathematics and Informatics (FMI) with access to exceptionally trained and talented software developers working with the most advanced technologies. Bulgaria is today globally recognized as a premiere source of highly qualified technical talent.

2007

Astea secures multi-million dollar funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and University of Southern California (USC) to develop Sophie, a groundbreaking suite of multimedia creation, authoring, and publishing tools.

2014

Astea releases SocialBook, an advanced social reading platform, following an internally funded investment of $2.5 million.

2017

Astea reaches 100 employees and purchases office space to house its rapidly growing operations.

NOW

Astea Solutions is a high growth software development company that develops a wide range of software products for smartphones, tablets, and desktop devices. From mobile apps to AI-powered recommender systems, we have done it all — reading and authoring multimedia content, video and audio streaming, data visualization, and machine learning. Our clients and partners include Fortune 500 companies such as Barnes & Noble and Morgan Stanley, and innovative startups like LiveList and Stageit. Some of our proprietary, internally developed products include Socialbook, LiveMargin Reader, and Sophie. Although we are active in numerous fields, ranging from financial services to healthcare, we are especially proud of our work in K-12 and Higher Ed, and our collaboration with Sofia University and other European and US academic institutions. Our products are being used by students, book enthusiasts, music lovers, and content creators, including performers worldwide.

Our Team

Astea employs the best and the brightest. Our rigorously selected, highly qualified staff includes medalists from international informatics and mathematics Olympiads and young academics doing groundbreaking work in various fields related to Information Technologies. As a result of the wide range of commercially available products that Astea has developed from concept through market release, our team possesses unusually broad and deep expertise in all areas of digital content development. In addition to building great product on behalf of our clients, we maintain a strong commitment to sharing our experience and expertise with university students and IT professionals interested in extending their knowledge.
Astea employs the best and the brightest. Our rigorously selected, highly qualified staff includes medalists from the international informatics and mathematics Olympiads and young academics doing groundbreaking work in various fields related to Information Technologies.
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