Japanese Startup Autify Raises $ 10 Million Series A To Advance Software Test Automation With No Code Solution
New Funding Round to Fuel Global Expansion and Launch Autify for Mobile
Posted: October 6, 2021 at 1:06 am CDT|Update: 19 minutes ago
SAN FRANCISCO and TOKYO, October 6, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Authorize, a code-free AI-based software test automation platform, today announced that it has increased $ 10 million in Series A financing. Leading the round is Global Innovation Lab (WiL), a growing venture capital firm based in Palo Alto and Tokyo. WiL is joined in this round by new investors Uncorrelated companies and individual investor Jonathan siegel in addition to existing investors Archetypal companies, Salesforce Companies, and Board.
Autify is a true no-code web application that makes it easy for anyone to create, run, and automate software test cases without programming knowledge or automation skills. Autify, launched in 2019, is already implemented in a large number of B2C and B2B SaaS companies and organizations in Japan and around the world, including Unity, DeNA, ZOZO, Q4 and others customers. With the recently announced launch of Autify for mobile, Autify now officially has the widest range of solutions by application and user type.
“While 75% of companies globally still manually perform software development testing, Autify hopes to disrupt the $ 1.3 trillion global testing market by providing a no-code application for automated testing, ”said Ryo chikazawa, Co-founder and CEO of Autify. “Autify’s three-pronged approach to test automation – code-less, AI-driven, and customer success – helps address challenges that have plagued the testing market for far too long, such as the shortage The best part of it all is that Autify manages to solve these problems without having to sacrifice product quality at any stage of development. “
“Although Autify started in Japan, the vision of their no-code solution is to advance software test automation not only in Japan, but also at the global level. Japanese startups are just starting to eye the global market and Autify is a flagship of this trend. This is one of the reasons we are particularly excited about the company, ”said Masaya kubota, Partner at WiL. “Autify’s big global vision is built on a solid product and a well-thought-out approach to go to market. “
“Autify has solved the software test automation challenges that companies have struggled with for years,” said Salil Deshpande, founder of Bain-backed Uncorrelated Ventures which invests in infrastructure software. “Autify’s browser-based, AI-assisted codeless testing is easy to introduce into projects – but most importantly, testing is not fragile, and that’s the holy grail.”
Autify plans to use the new funding to accelerate global expansion and support new product development, including the launch of Autify for mobile for native app testing.
With remote working becoming a norm in many businesses around the world, software developers and QA teams are finding it increasingly difficult to prepare and manage mobile devices for manual testing. Sending devices between them just isn’t efficient. With Autify for Mobile, anyone can easily create and run test cases just using their mobile app on a web browser, without the need to prepare real mobile devices with different combinations of operating systems, sizes and sizes. screen, network operators and user scenarios. In addition to making mobile app testing more efficient, Autify for Mobile is also poised to dramatically increase overall QA productivity as users can now use the same platform to manage web testing. and mobiles.
“Our QA team has done manual testing, but regression testing is taking longer and longer with each release,” said Yusuke Konishi, Software Engineer, Kyash Inc. “We decided to implement Autify for Mobile to scale our QA capabilities without having to hire more people. We hope to create an automated testing system that can be used by members with no development experience. “
Main features of Autify (for testing web and now mobile apps):
- Simultaneous cross-device testing on multiple browsers: There is no need to create a test environment for each browser you want to test, nor to prepare actual devices or manage device batteries for these tests.
- Auto Repair with AI: Autify’s AI will detect any changes in the source code and user interface and automatically correct the test case every time it is run. This eliminates the need to manually fix broken test scripts every time there is a new version.
- Visual Regression: As development speeds up and user interface changes become more frequent, Autify’s Visual Regression automatically detects changes and lets you run maintenance-free tests.
Access Autify for mobile here.
Autify makes it easy for anyone to automate web and mobile app testing without having to code. Our three-pronged approach of focusing on zero code, AI, and customer success has helped us address issues of labor shortages, high maintenance costs, and technical difficulties that hampered the automation of software testing, while reducing the cost of these tasks.
About the World Innovation Lab (WiL)
WiL is a US & Japanventure capital firm based on capital from governments and leading global corporations in Japan and all along Asia, including Sony, Suzuki, NTT, KDDI, and 7-Eleven. WiL helps American startups grow Japan and Asia, and Japanese startups are growing all over the world. With our corporate investors as partners, we are investing in digital transformation. Recent investments include Aiven, Asana, Auth0, DataRobot, MURAL, Sendbird, SmartHR, Unqork and Wise. Our mission is to be the bridge between startups and businesses around the world – starting with Japan and the United States.
About Uncorrelated Firms
Uncorrelated Ventures was founded by Salil Deshpande with support from Bain to focus on open source and infrastructure software, both traditional and decentralized. Over 14 years as a Managing Partner and Managing Director of Bay Partners and Bain Capital, Salil has invested over $ 350 million in over 50 early-stage companies including MuleSoft, DynaTrace, Buddy Media, SpringSource, Redis Laboratories, SysDig, Jambool, Dropcam, Tealium, Sonatype, Frame, DataStax, Netdata, Quantum Metric, Philz Coffee, Upgrade and DeFi Compound and Maker projects. Salil was on the Forbes Midas list of the 100 Best Performing Venture Capitalists in the World in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and on Business Insider’s US Seed-100 List of Top 100 Investors in the World. best performing seeds in 2021..
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