Testsigma raises $4.6m to launch open source test automation platform

Rukmangada Kandyala, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Testsigma

With a mission to make test automation scalable, Testsigma has secured a $4.6m funding led by Accel and STRIVE, with participation from BoldCap and well known entrepreneurs.

This round of funding included Shanmugam Krishnasamy of Freshworks, Kiran Darisi of Freshworks, Parsuram Vijayasankar of Freshworks, Vetri Vellore, CEO of Ally.io, Nitesh Banta, CEO at B12, Ioann Fainsilber, Co-Founder at Pintek, and other savvy investors.

With an increasing focus on automation and DevOps, software delivery is faster than ever.

Testsigma enables quick product test and release

Automated testing is essential for balancing software quality with the accelerated velocity of release cycles, but because the toolchain that is supposed to enable automated testing has many moving parts, test automation becomes a parallel development project in companies.

They also have huge upfront and ongoing resource, tech, and expertise costs. Testsigma’s open-source test automation platform is designed to replace the entire broken test stack and enable software teams to test and release products quickly, continuously, and at scale.

This is a problem modern engineers have wanted solved for a long time, and hence the large-scale interest in Testsigma.

Rukmangada Kandyala, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Testsigma is buoyant.

“The current test stack has made test automation more about writing and maintaining scripts than about taking quality software to market as quickly as possible.”

“What we’re trying to do is not just simplify test automation to speed up the testing, but also make it a sustainable process in which the tools don’t require ongoing maintenance, freeing up the teams to focus on value delivery instead of maintaining scripts and frameworks.”

Testsigma market reach

Test Automation market is growing at 20% yearly and it will be a $50bn market by 2025.

Over 80% of firms build custom test automation stack from scratch, says a World Quality Report (2021-22) and over 63% of these are looking for smart testing solutions to speed up the releases.

Thousands of developers, QAs, product managers across the world at teams like Sage, HPE, Netgear, HDFC Life, IEEE, SignEasy, American Psychological Association, Mehiläinen, and more are already using Testsigma throughout their software delivery cycles.

Testsigma was founded by Rukmangada Kandyala, Pratheep Velicherla, Vikram Chaitanya, and Rajesh Reddy in 2019. The team comes with rich experience in developing enterprise SaaS applications for Zoho, Freshworks, Oracle, HPE.

Testsigma to strengthen product team with funds

Testsigma will use the capital to strengthen the core engineering and product team and to build alongside and for a community of testers, test automation engineers, and developers.

“Test Automation is a problem faced by every organization, more so these days when release cycles are getting shorter.” said Abhinav Chaturvedi, Partner at Accel.

“We are very excited to partner with Testsigma. It is an incredibly comprehensive, easy-to-use test automation platform that caters to every testing requirement of an organization.”

“These are dev-founders building for other devs. Test automation has a problem of fragmentation and we need a joint approach to solve this. The open-source approach to build a platform for quality seems to be the perfect recipe” added Nikhil Kapur, Partner at STRIVE.

About Testsigma

Testsigma is an open-source, low-code, extendable test automation platform that works out of the box to enable everyone in the team to rapidly develop, execute, and analyze end-to-end tests for web and mobile apps, and APIs in plain English.