Qase raises $6.7M in funding to boost software testing speed by 60% and become the ‘DataDog of TestOps’
Qase, a startup developing AI-enabled software testing tools, has raised a new $6.7 million in Series A funding to provide manual and automated software testing services for developers. The round was led by Chrome Capital, with participation from Finsight Ventures and S16VC.
The Austin, Texas-based Qase will use the fresh capital injection to expand its team and launch the first Jira-like marketplace for test management tools designed to boost efficiency for QA teams. With a remarkable 3x year-on-year revenue growth, Qase has processed over 27 million test results for more than 100,000 developers and clients, including notable companies like Wolt, Asana, and SeatGeek.
Founded in 2019 by CEO Nikita Fedorov, Dan Zollmann, Eric Finkel, and Thomas Spraggs, Qase is the first platform in the market with an AI-powered automated test generator based on manual test cases, which assists software companies in accelerating their release timelines by up to 60%. The company’s headquarters are in the San Francisco Bay Area, West Coast, and Western US.
The Qase Platform addresses the challenge of overwhelming developers and QA teams by significantly streamlining the need for multiple testing tools simultaneously. Setting itself apart, Qase offers reporting and dashboards of DataDog quality, enabling a comprehensive analysis of manual and automated testing operations. Additionally, the platform allows for shareable reports, ensuring that vital insights into testing health are accessible to stakeholders throughout the development lifecycle.
In a statement, Qase founder and CEO Nikita Fedorov said, “Testing pipelines have become too complex. We wanted to help QA teams not only facilitate quality gates, but also interpret, aggregate, and collect testing results in one workspace so they can make informed quality decisions.”
Fedorov added that “Qase is helping forge a new market segment in the software testing industry that surpassed $45 billion in value in 2022. Qase integrates with Asana, Github, Jira, Trello, and other tools, and with our future marketplace, we’ll be able to address every need that QA teams have.”
By removing bottlenecks and friction throughout testing processes, Qase expedites the journey of higher-quality code into production. It facilitates seamless communication of testing artifacts across 30+ integrations with ticket trackers, testing frameworks, and CI/CD tools, including popular platforms like Asana, Github, Jira, Trello, and Slack. This integration lets developers synchronize tasks, tickets, and tests without interrupting their workflow, thereby enhancing the efficiency of DevOps pipelines.
The Qase platform strategically organizes test cases into logical groups, termed “Test Suites,” aiding in defining critical test case attributes such as severity and priority. Moreover, Qase supports third-party automated tests, shared steps, test reviews, mind maps, and enterprise features.
Alexander Savin, co-founder of Chrome Capital commented: “Qase is one of the leaders in the emerging and fast-growing TestOps segment. Its solutions are becoming particularly important as QA teams, development teams, and organizations are seeking more efficient delivery cycles, greater collaboration, and faster feedback loops through the use of automation. We hope that with Chrome Capital support the company will further strengthen its market position in the software testing industry, accelerate its development, and grow substantially over the coming years.”