PastBook Grows Tech Expertise with Gapstars

PastBook partners with Gapstars to extend its software development team in Sri Lanka.

PastBook’s Founder - Stefano Cutello, CTO - Nordy van Donk & Lead Developer - Nishan Karunarathna at the Gapstars Office in Sri Lanka.

Amsterdam, NL - 13 February 2020 - The global platform for one click photo products, PastBook, a Deloitte Technology Fast50 2019 Winner, announced its partnership with Gapstars to expand its software development capacity. PastBook’s Founder - Stefano Cutello, CTO - Nordy van Donk & Lead Developer - Nishan Karunarathna were in Sri Lanka early February to complete its final phase of recruitment of highly talented software engineers.

Commenting on its move to ramp up its tech capabilities, Stefano Cutello, Founder of PastBook stated, “To achieve our next phase of growth it's important we offer the full-length of services and keep innovating for customers. That’s why we are investing and enhancing our tech capabilities. I’m confident that our partnership with Gapstars will bring in the additional tech capacity needed to meet our growing development plans”. 

Stefano Cutello, Founder of PastBook

Founded in 2012, PastBook is an online photo book creation service that allows users to print their Facebook and Instagram images into a photo book with the best photos chosen using algorithms. The Amsterdam based startup was named one of the ‘Hottest startups in Europe” by Wired and awarded as the “Top 5 Fastest Growing Tech Companies” by TheNextWeb (Tech5). 

Commenting on its partnership with PastBook, Hugo Hemmen, CEO of Gapstars stated “We are extremely happy to have PastBook onboard. I’m certain they will benefit from our growing talent pool of senior and experienced engineers with relevant subject matter expertise, supported by our high-performance culture. I am excited about what PastBook will achieve and the role we will play in achieving their development goals.”

Hugo Hemmen, CEO of Gapstars


Founded in 2015, Gapstars, has developed a successful model for European tech scale-ups to set up extended development teams in Sri Lanka. The company has 100+ engineers including full-stack developers, UX engineers, and software testers. Learn more about Gapstars remote development model.

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About Gapstars

Gapstars is a B2B service provider to innovative Dutch software companies. We developed a method to help fast-growing tech companies with high-performing agile offshore development teams. Our method includes finding, hiring and facilitating developers in scrum team format.

We started our journey in 2015 with a young and ambitious team. Currently, we employ 250+ professionals in our offices in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Colombo, Sri Lanka. In 2023, our goal is to become an industry leader and an agile software development powerhouse. We are only interested in working with fast-growing start-and scale-ups that are looking for new ways to fuel their growth. Our current client base includes several highly ambitious and heavily funded start-ups that are looking to conquer their respective markets.