Waldo, a no-code test automation platform dedicated to mobile apps, announced that it has raised $15M in a Series A round led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors Matrix Partners and First Round Capital, and new angel investors Nicolas Dessaigne (Founder of Algolia), Ben Porterfield (Co-founder of Looker), Tyler Gaffney (CEO of Zenhub), and Keenan Rice (GM at Firebolt). Waldo has now raised a total of $21.5 million.
Waldo will use this funding to scale its GTM team to reach out to new customers, hire talent to accelerate growth and provide customer support and double down on product innovation to take charge of the tedious and mind-numbing aspects of mobile testing to let teams focus on making the best products.
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Waldo enables mobile app teams to quickly build large test suites, run them on multiple devices at velocity, get reliable, actionable results, and ship without bugs. With Waldo, teams can now easily execute an automated testing strategy and focus their resources on building top-class mobile experiences that keep app users engaged and satisfied. With the increasingly competitive mobile app landscape, teams need to move fast and continuously bring value to their users who have many alternatives to choose from. DevOps made it possible to deliver applications and services at high velocity, but testing slowed everything down. Automation via scripting promised to solve this by testing more, and faster, but scripts are unreliable, require engineers to code, and are effectively impossible to scale. Waldo is the only no-code testing solution built from the ground-up, with no scripting involved, to efficiently scale test automation and stop having to choose between release velocity and product quality.
“DevOps has taken over the world, but in mobile, testing is still a bottleneck. Our No-code product finally delivers on the premise of continuous end-to-end testing for mobile teams,” said Amine Bellakrid, Founder and CEO. “With this new round of funding, Waldo will be able to make key hires to help us scale our platforn globally.”
“Waldo’s no-code test automation platform for iOS and Android apps is enabling organizations to ship higher quality apps faster. Waldo was purpose built for mobile developers and QA testers, and the platform is making it incredibly easy to test apps before releasing them to production,” said Josh Zelman, Principal at Insight Partners. “We are thrilled to partner with the Waldo team as they continue to grow, innovate, and establish themselves as a leader in the mobile test automation world.” Josh will join the Waldo board.
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