software testing

Qase, an Austin-based platform for managing software quality assurance testing and reporting, today announced that it raised $7.2 million in a Series A round led by Chrome Capital with participation…

Qase raises $7.2M to help companies manage their software tests

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…

After bootstrapping for five years, Instruqt raises a €15M Series A from Blossom Capital

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 has raised an…

Attack surface management platform RapidFort raises $8.5M seed round

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…

TestBox nabs $10M seed to expand platform for software purchase testing

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.

The market for synthetic data is bigger than you think

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 businesses. Santiago…

Strike Security lands $5.4M seed funding to make pen testing more accessible

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 company…

NeuraLegion becomes Bright Security and raises $20M Series A

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 company…

Test automation platform Tricentis acquires Tx3 Services

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, Walrus.ai’s homepage…

Airtable acqui-hires Walrus.ai’s founding team

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…

UK-based Virtuoso raises $13.3M Series A led by Paladin Capital to automate software testing

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…

A popular smart home security system can be remotely disarmed, researchers say

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 existing investors DN Capital and…

‘No-code’ process automation platform, Leapwork, fires up with $62M Series B

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…

testRigor scores $4M seed to turn a list of actions into a QA testing script

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 bug in a medical startup’s website put thousands of COVID-19 test results at risk

DevOps is fundamentally about collaboration and agility. Unfortunately, when we add security and compliance to the picture, the message gets distorted.

True ‘shift left and extend right’ security requires empowered developers

If you’re looking to succeed with paid social marketing, you need a creative testing framework.

In growth marketing, creative is the critical X factor

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,…

TestBox launches with $2.7M seed to make it easier to test software before buying

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. Fitness technology…

Echelon exposed riders’ account data, thanks to a leaky API

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. The…

Testing platform Tricentis acquires performance testing service Neotys

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…

Vulcan Cyber raises $21M Series B for its vulnerability remediation platform

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 their…

Diffblue launches a free community edition of its automated Java unit testing tool

The U.S. government rolled out a new online tool Wednesday designed to give the public insight into where and who is testing automated vehicle technology throughout the country. The official…

Track autonomous vehicle testing in your state with this new tool from the US government

The promise of SaaS has always been about taking tedious, expensive manual tasks and finding a way to build a platform to automate them. Cobalt.io is doing that with pentesting,…

Cobalt.io grabs $29M Series B to continue building out pentesting platform

StackHawk, the Denver-based software startup offering service to detect and fix security bugs, is doubling down on its support for the popular open-source OWASP Zed Attack Proxy web app security…

StackHawk, the Denver-based bug-detecting service, hires developer of open-source project Zed Attack Proxy

The co-founders of Walrus.ai, a new software company that raised $4 million in a new round of financing from Homebrew, Felicis Ventures and Leadout Capital, started their business with one…

$4 million richer, Walrus.ai has a pitch for companies looking for QA-testing tools

While the origins of its coronavirus testing program were muddled by President Trump’s misleading announcements attributing its efforts to Google and inflating its scale, Alphabet’s Verily health sciences subsidiary has…

Alphabet’s Verily debuts a COVID-19 community testing toolkit as it scales its own testing efforts

A new type of test developed by U.K. researchers from the Brunel University London, Lancaster University and the University of Surrey can provide COVID-19 detection in as little as 30…

UK researchers develop new low-cost, rapid COVID-19 test that could even be used at home

The effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus pandemic globally relies on testing as a core component of the current strategy, which primarily focuses on isolating individuals to slow…

Volunteer group develops a COVID-19 testing location database for the U.S.

Cobalt.io wants to change the way companies purchase and pay for pentesting services, which test an application for vulnerabilities before it goes live. Today, the company announced a number of…

Cobalt.io pentesting service brings wizard-like setup to platform

Wake up, make breakfast, get the kids to school, drive to work, break into the chief financial officer’s inbox and steal the entire company’s employee tax records. Maybe later you’ll…

Red teams OK to push ethical limits but not on themselves, study says