Autonomous E2E Application Testing Disruptor ProdPerfect Announces $13M Series A Led by Anthos Capital 

Strong momentum for ProdPerfect’s E2E testing platform based on data-driven, machine-led analysis of anonymous live user traffic

San Francisco, CA, Dec. 17, 2019ProdPerfect, the emerging leader in autonomous end-to-end (E2E) web application testing, today announced its $13 million Series A round led by Anthos Capital with the participation of Fika Ventures, Eniac Ventures, Entrepreneurs Roundtable Accelerator, and Acrew Capital. Unleashing the power of machine learning to solve the hardest, most important, and previously unsolved problems in E2E QA testing, ProdPerfect autonomously and continuously identifies, creates, maintains, and evolves E2E test suites via analysis of live user traffic. Building on its $2.6 million seed round announced in March 2019, the company has over 50 customers and has been growing 25 percent month over month in booked revenue. The new funding will enable ProdPerfect to further maximize its impact on application quality, deployment speed, and developer productivity for technology leaders. 

“ProdPerfect matches our investment profile to support high impact, mission-driven teams building disruptive companies in spaces ripe for transformation,” shared Paul Farr of Anthos Capital. “Their data-driven approach removes the guesswork and critical coverage problems in application testing by automatically discovering and testing based on live user traffic – freeing up valuable engineering resources for digital product innovation.”

“We are thrilled to have the support and recognition of Anthos Capital for our mission to fight burnout in software engineers by automating pains out of software development and improving developer impact,” said Dan Widing, Founder and CEO of ProdPerfect. “And we are excited to have the vote of confidence for our radical approach to quality assurance by our growing customer base, consisting of Silicon Valley hypergrowth startups to established global brands.”

As late as 2019, even sophisticated businesses struggle with testing. According to recent research conducted by large industry players and research firms, 44% of software companies are still testing mostly or entirely manually; only 28% have become mostly or fully automated. Additionally, one third of testing teams are still using spreadsheets for test management. Only 17% have fully embraced DevOps, and only 21% are able to fix bugs immediately. The bugs that are not caught by testing cost the globe literally trillions per year. This is true despite the fact that 25% of software budgets are allocated towards testing for QA. Decades of work to build partial solutions to the global QA problem have not met the needs of engineering teams.

ProdPerfect sets itself apart from the myriad of “automated” testing solutions by deploying a fully-managed, hands-off E2E autonomous browser-level regression test suite based on anonymous live user data, which requires no training, maintenance, or mindshare. 

“There’s nothing else available that can do what ProdPerfect does. No other test automation product will help you determine what tests to write, and none of them are hands-off like ProdPerfect,” shares Tom Jaklitsch, CTO of Negotiatus, a leading purchasing software solution and an early ProdPerfect customer. “ProdPerfect identified 5-6 potentially site-breaking bugs in test, but the service was entirely worth it as soon as we found one. It’s an integral part of our testing and deployment pipelines, and knowing that our integration tests are constantly up-to-date and protecting our core workflows has empowered our engineering and product teams to deliver more efficiently.”

About ProdPerfect

ProdPerfect is the first autonomous, end-to-end (E2E), regression testing solution that continuously identifies, creates, maintains, and evolves E2E test suites via data-driven, machine-led analysis of live user traffic. It is the only fully-managed solution that addresses critical test coverage gaps, eliminates long test suite runtimes and costly bugs in production, and removes the QA burden that consumes massive engineering resources.

For more information, please visit https://prodperfect.com/

ProdPerfect Named a High Performer in G2 Grid® 2019 Report for Test Automation

We are happy to share that ProdPerfect has been recognized as a High Performer in the G2 Grid® 2019 Report for Test Automation Software!

G2 is the world’s largest business and software review website. G2 ranking reports are widely recognized for representing genuine and unbiased user voices, as all data is collected through real user reviews across online sources and social networks.

At ProdPerfect, we pride ourselves on delivering a great product and service that our customers not only love, but also can’t live without. So we’re thrilled to be named a High Performer thanks to customer reviews. In our opinion, a customer-driven award is the best kind to receive.

To be included in G2’s Grid Report for “Test Automation Software,” a product must:

  • Execute software tests
  • Run outcome reports
  • Compare outcomes to previous tests
  • Carry out tests multiple times a day

All products are ranked by customer satisfaction (based on user reviews) and market presence (based on market share, vendor size, and social impact) and placed into one of four quadrants on the grid. Products in the High Performer quadrant have received high user reviews, but have yet to achieve the market presence as those in the Leader quadrant.

To learn more about ProdPerfect’s live user data-based approach to automate regression testing for web applications, or to request a demo, complete the form below and someone from our team will be in touch!

ProdPerfect Featured in Tech Crunch for $2.6 Million Seed Round Raise

“ProdPerfect started when co-founder and CEO Dan Widing was VP of engineering at WeSpire, where he saw firsthand the pain points associated with web application QA testing. Whereas there were all kinds of product analytics tools for product engineers, the same data wasn’t there for the engineers building QA tests that are meant to replicate user behavior.

He imagined a platform that would use live data around real user behavior to formulate these QA tests. That’s how ProdPerfect was born. The platform sees user behavior, builds and delivers test scripts to the engineering team.”

Read the full Tech Crunch article here.