We are the trusted partner that builds and supports your product vision with creativity and passion.

We work with Start-Ups Enterprises Investment Firms

Why Cognativ?

Accelerate Build

Broad and Deep

Development Best

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Hybrid Resource Model

Client Quotes

We know the right things to do
to help our clients achieve their vision

Cognativ was initially created to provide strategic advisory services to help companies increase their valuation, define their customer journey, address issues preventing growth and perform due diligence on potential acquisitions.

Cognativ created software engineering and technology teams to help clients execute on innovative product ideas and create platforms, automate processes and build and manage mobile and web applications. Our goal is to always deliver solutions quickly, with high quality and an excellent ROI – all founded on trust and transparency between Cognativ and the client.

The name Cognativ combines the words cognition and innovative suggesting ‘thoughtful innovation’. Since its founding in 2016, Cognativ has quickly expanded beyond the USA to include teams in the UK, Serbia, Spain and India with clients across the USA and Europe.

Our Services


  • Perform Due Diligence
  • Define Customer Journey
  • Business Strategy
  • Initiate and Steer Key Projects

Product Development

  • UI/UX Design
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Digital Marketing
  • Operationalize and Scale

Software Development

  • System Architecture and Solution Design
  • Data Driven Applications
  • Mobile Applications (iOS and Android)
  • 3rd Party integrations
  • E-Commerce and Payment Solutions

Technical Services

  • Automation
  • Operational Support
  • Technical Support
  • Product Maintenance
  • Onshore/Offshore Staff Augmentation

Meet Our Team

Amit Basu Founder
Chief Executive Officer
Amit’s career over the last 3 decades has spanned application development, product management, complex/big data, and business/technology strategy.
Murali Vishnuvajhala Chief Technology Officer Murali is a passionate executive with over 20 years of business, operations and technology experience and a champion of leading by example.
Jay Girvan Director
Strategic Relationships
Jay heads up client relationship management for Cognativ. He gets to know the client and their specific needs in detail, as well as long term strategic goals and business drivers.
Kevin Pankhurst Peña Manager
Applications Development
Kevin manages the application development team in Barcelona, Spain. He joined Cognativ with over 25 years of experience in software design, development, enhancement and support.
York Wong Director
Finance and Administration
York oversees the company’s financial operations and reporting, as well as conducts administrative tasks such as communicating with clients, and vendors and engaging in personnel decisions.
Chris Manke Product Management & Design Chris is very adept at transforming the ideas and vision of our clients into original, bespoke designs that reinforce the business objectives and desired behavior of the end user.