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Looking to launch a product? These two N.Y.C. coding professionals want to help

There are plenty of tech startups across New York City, but the number of savvy coders out there are scarce.

Luckily, there are companies like WeKanCode setting up shop to help fellow founders and entrepreneurs deepen their bench with talent. This particular coding educator, however, comes with a bonus — a venture facilitator.

Pablo Jimenez Godoy and Sathya Nellore Sampat, the brains behind the concept, recently announced their latest platform for clients, WKC Ventures.

Startups that are in need a tech team, business advisory or introductions to seed capital can consult Godoy and Sampat. As a duo, they take equity and invest in the actual product, seeing it through to the marketing, promotion and capital raising stages.

They're also supported with a multilingual team to serve clients in not just the U.S., but also Europe and Asia, allowing companies the opportunity to expand into new global markets.

We spoke with both Godoy and Sampat on their partnership and what they have planned for WeKanCode. Here's what they said:

How did you both meet?

Godoy: We met in New York. Sathya was studying for his Master’s at NYU and building a mobile app as a side project. He was preparing to raise funds for his startup and needed support on the financials and offered an equity into the business to me against the services. We started to work on the product and while interacting with other members of the startup scene in New York saw potential in the technology market and a real need for an access to technology at an affordable cost. We decided to make a business out of it.

Sampat: I was building a product that would centralize the communication amongst all social media networks and chat services like Whatsapp into a single platform. Pablo was building a biometric payments system that would enhance security when making a transaction over a mobile phone. I was raising capital and he wanted some help to structure the financial projections in a better fashion.