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Phunware Overview

Austin, TX
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Phunware is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service™ (MaaS), the only fully integrated platform that enables brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime, anywhere users. With location-based marketing automation, mapping and wayfinding, content management ... Read more

Mission: Phunware combines award-winning user experience design and application development with enterprise-class platform infrastructure to deliver everything you need to succeed on mobile.

Company Updates

  • Our new video series will take a look behind the curtain at the Pholks that make Phunware great! In this installment, we meet Tamra Jackson, a sales superstar.

    Pholks #1 * Tamra Jackson

    A glimpse behind the curtain at the pholks that make Phunware great. Episode #1: Tamra Jackson

  • In our latest video, Kevin & Sharon Cao give a visual tour through Phunware's vision and capabilities.

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Phunware – Why Work For Us?

Phunware is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), a multi-device platform that lets brands engage, manage and monetize their users anytime, anywhere. For the world’s most respected brands and more than 625 million devices touching its platform every month, Phunware creates category-defining mobile experiences. 

The Phunware platform includes:

  • Location-based marketing
  • Indoor / outdoor mapping, navigation and wayfinding
  • Mobile advertising (audience building and monetization)
  • Analytics and business intelligence
  • Content management
  • Licensable mobile and multi-device data

We also offer turnkey, customizable mobile solutions for hospitals, multi-unit real estate, shopping centers, airports, retailers and live event venues.

Since our founding in 2009, we have grown to over 200 employees and five office locations. Thanks for your interest in the Phunware Phamily!

Phunware is growing fast, and we are proud to be a fun and challenging place to work! Here are just a few things that our team members have to say:

  • “Most accommodating and motivating company that I have had the pleasure to work with.”
  • “Great experience working for one of the most innovative, dynamic and driven companies in mobile.”
  • “Fast-paced, challenging environment with great growth potential.”

Check out our open positions and apply today!

Phunware’s culture has always been one of transparency, accountability and proactivity. Phunware “Phamily” members are evaluated for these qualities before they are hired, and as a result the company is full of passionate initiative-takers. Phunware welcomes and nurtures people who “find a hole and fill it.” The result is an engaged, excited community of employees.

Phunware Awards & Accolades

  • AlwaysOn OnMobile Top 100
  • Webby Awards Honoree
  • GSMA Global Mobile Awards Nominee


  • Forbes America's Most Promising Companies 
  • Red Herring Top 100 North America 
  • OC Tech Alliance Highest-Tech Innovation 
  • AlwaysOn Global 250 Top Private Companies
  • AlwaysOn OnCloud Top 100 Private Companies
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500™
  • Austin Business Journal Austin Fast 50 
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist


  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500™
  • Austin Business Journal Austin Fast 50 
  • Forbes America's Most Promising Companies
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America
  • Red Herring Top 100 North America
  • Red Herring Top 100 Global
  • OC Tech Alliance Highest-Tech Innovation
  • AlwaysOn- Global 250 Top Private Companies Overall Winner
  • Communication Arts Award of Excellence
  • USA TODAY Entrepreneur of the Year Nominee


  • AlwaysOn OnHollywood 100 Award
  • Austin Business Journal Austin Fast 50
  • AlwaysOn Global 250
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America (#4)

Phunware Reviews

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Phunware Chairman and CEO Alan S. Knitowski
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    "PhunCoin will make Phunware Phantastic"

    • Work/Life Balance
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    I have been working at Phunware full-time (More than 5 years)


    * Challenging every day, never a dull moment.
    * Talented & Smart Individual
    * Awesome growth Potential
    * Easy Pitch to Any client
    * Team Events & Friday Lunch
    * HR & Receptionist are the greatest


    Too many products & offerings can make overwhelming to explain Phunware full capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Promote growth from within instead of hiring more senior level position. Any issue can be resolved from with transparent communication and realistic goals & planning.

    COO is doing a great job on motivating the Team to keep grinding to the finish line.

    CMO is doing an awesome job to keeping the company brands and messaging unify.

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Phunware Photos

Phunware photo of: The front desk and welcoming area of Phunware's Austin Office
Phunware photo of: UC Irvine Job Shadow Day - Year 2! We're so proud to participate!
Phunware photo of: A delicious spread
Phunware photo of: Our dancers killed it!
Phunware photo of: Potluck with the pholks
Phunware photo of: Happy Diwali
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Phunware Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Senior Program Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Phunware (Austin, TX) in January 2017.


    The interview process began with an initial phone screen/interview, followed (about a week and a half later) by an on-site interview that lasted approximately 2 1/2 hours. I met with four interviewers separately for 30-40 minutes each. They were all very professional, friendly, conversational, and asked excellent questions. Additionally, they kept me very informed after the interview regarding at what point of the process they were in. Incredibly considerate!

    Interview Questions

    • What Project Management applications are you familiar with, and do you have experience working with JIRA?   Answer Question
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Phunware Awards & Accolades

  • AlwaysOn OnMobile Top 100, AlwaysOn, 2016
  • Webby Honoree, Webby Awards, 2016
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, Inc. 5000, 2016
  • America's Most Promising Companies, Forbes, 2015
  • Top 100 North America, Red Herring, 2015
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