After bootstrapping for five years, Instruqt raises a €15M Series A from Blossom Capital
Netherlands-based Instruqt has a product allowing companies to more easily test how new software would run inside their organization. After bootstrapping its way to growth, it has now raised €15 mil
Attack surface management platform RapidFort raises $8.5M seed round
RapidFort, a startup that helps developers reduce the potential attack surface of their applications by automatically removing unused software components from their containers, today announced that it
TestBox nabs $10M seed to expand platform for software purchase testing
TestBox, an early-stage startup, has a goal of making it easier to test software you want to purchase in your own environment. What’s more, it comes pre-populated with synthetic data that is sim
The market for synthetic data is bigger than you think
To understand what's happening, but also what's coming if synthetic data does get more broadly adopted, we talked to various CEOs and VCs over the last few months.
Strike Security lands $5.4M seed funding to make pen testing more accessible
Strike Security, a continuous penetration testing platform that combines automation with ethical hackers, has secured a $5.4 million seed investment to make bug hunting more accessible to small busine
NeuraLegion becomes Bright Security and raises $20M Series A
NeuraLegion, a startup that focuses on dynamic application security testing and identifying business logic issues, today announced that it has changed its name to Bright Security. In addition, the com
Test automation platform Tricentis acquires Tx3 Services
Tricentis, a well-funded enterprise-centric test automation platform, is on a bit of an acquisition spree these days. Last year, it acquired performance testing service Neotys. Earlier this month, the
Airtable acqui-hires Walrus.ai’s founding team
Airtable today announced that it quietly acquired Walrus.ai, a no-code software testing platform, earlier this year. “Acquired” may be overstating things a bit, though. Best I can tell, Wa
UK-based Virtuoso raises $13.3M Series A led by Paladin Capital to automate software testing
U.K.-based software testing startup Virtuoso has raised a $13.3 million Series A round led by Paladin Capital. The round was joined by Mubadala Capital as well as existing U.K. investors Crane Venture
A popular smart home security system can be remotely disarmed, researchers say
A cybersecurity company says a popular smart home security system has a pair of vulnerabilities that can be exploited to disarm the system altogether. Rapid7 found the vulnerabilities in the Fortress
‘No-code’ process automation platform, Leapwork, fires up with $62M Series B
Copenhagen-based process automation platform Leapwork has snagged Denmark’s largest-ever Series B funding round, announcing a $62 million raise co-led by KKR and Salesforce Ventures, with existi
testRigor scores $4M seed to turn a list of actions into a QA testing script
Imagine typing out a series of steps in plain English that would reflect a list of actions a human QA tester would undertake to test an app, then turning that list into an automated testing script. Th
A bug in a medical startup’s website put thousands of COVID-19 test results at risk
A California-based medical startup that provides COVID-19 testing across Los Angeles has pulled down a website it used to allow customers to access their test results after a customer found a vulnerab
True ‘shift left and extend right’ security requires empowered developers
DevOps is fundamentally about collaboration and agility. Unfortunately, when we add security and compliance to the picture, the message gets distorted.
In growth marketing, creative is the critical X factor
If you’re looking to succeed with paid social marketing, you need a creative testing framework.
TestBox launches with $2.7M seed to make it easier to test software before buying
When companies are considering buying a particular software service, they typically want to test it in their own environments, a process that can be surprisingly challenging. TestBox, a new startup, w
Echelon exposed riders’ account data, thanks to a leaky API
Peloton wasn’t the only at-home workout giant exposing private account data. Rival exercise giant Echelon also had a leaky API that let virtually anyone access riders’ account information.
Testing platform Tricentis acquires performance testing service Neotys
If you develop software for a large enterprise company, chances are you’ve heard of Tricentis. If you don’t develop software for a large enterprise company, chances are you haven’t.
Vulcan Cyber raises $21M Series B for its vulnerability remediation platform
Tel Aviv-based Vulcan Cyber, a cybersecurity startup that helps businesses prioritize and fix security vulnerabilities, today announced that it has raised a $21 million Series B funding round led by D
Diffblue launches a free community edition of its automated Java unit testing tool
Diffblue, a spin-out from Oxford University, uses machine learning to help developers automatically create unit tests for their Java code. Because few developers enjoy writing unit tests to ensure the