Pesto – Career Accelerator for Software Engineers


Pesto is an intensive training program to help software engineers in India break into international tech careers via full-time remote jobs.

Co-founders Ayush Jaiswal and Andrew Linfoot originally met in a co-working space and realised the disparity between software engineer remuneration in India and the US.

Now they are on a mission to give everyone equal access to opportunity, regardless of where they were born.

Today we are focusing on upskilling India’s 5 million software engineers and pairing them with the worlds top tech companies.

Pesto works by providing training with zero upfront cost to students. Once the students complete the training and get hired, they pay a portion of their income to Pesto under an Income Share Agreement.

After gaining initial traction and focusing on the quality of business, the team is now focused on increasing the frequency of batches to help more students.

Zillionize was lucky to get the opportunity to invest in Pesto and we look forward to helping them on their mission. For more details, check out

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