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An exciting test automation platform announced a funding of USD 4.6 million

An exciting test automation platform announced a funding of USD 4.6 million. 

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Let us talk about test automation platforms. Starting with a fundamental question, what is a test automation platform? Or what is test automation? It refers to automatically running tests, managing the data of the test, and using the results to better the quality of the software. It is a quality assurance measure, but the activities involved, bring together the entire software team. 

There are some criterion that a test is required to meet to automate, or else it will bring about, a loss, because it will increase the costs and will save nothing. As we all know, the aim of automation is to save time, effort, and money. Below are some of the criterion of the automation of testing which are to be met with. But we need to remember that the criterion tend to change according to different situations. 
1. Repeatable.
2. Determinant
3. Unopinionated. 

AI-Driven Test Automation: Testsigma, AI in Test Automation

Now if we come to the automation industries of the world, the market value of this industry is predicted to grow from USD 20.7 billion in the year, 2021, to USD 49.9 billion in the year, 2026, thus, increasing at a CAGR of 19.2% during the said period. There is a lot of expansion and increment observed in the automation test market. The reason for the same is the advancement and improvement in technology. Let us now talk about the funding of a startup that is working in the automation of the testing process industry. 

Announcement of funding of test automation platform startup 

The startup, Testsigma, has raised funds worth USD 4.6 million, as announced on February 28, 2022. The funding was led by Accel and Strive, and the major participation, besides these two, was from BoldCap.

The other investors who took part in this round of funding were co-founder and CTO of Freshworks, Shanmugam Krishnasamy, co-founder and VP of engineering at Freshworks, Kiran Darisi, co-founder and principal engineering at Freshworks, Parsuram Vijayasankar, CEO of, Verti Vellore, CEO of B12, Nitesh Banta, co-founder of Pintek, Ioann Fainsilber, and many others. 

Why Choose Testsigma as your Automation Testing Tool?

The startup has made plans to use the funds raised, in giving more strength to its teams in the domain of engineering and product. The startup also has plans to, side by side, build a community of testers, test automation engineers, and developers, that will be spread all around the world. 

About the test automation platform startup that has announced its funding 

The test automation platform startup, Testsigma, was founded in 2019 by Rukmangada Kandalaya, Pratheep Velicherla, Vikram Chaitanya, and Rajesh Reddy and has its headquarters in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Bengaluru, a metropolitan city in the state of Karnataka is compared to the Silicon Valley in the USA. The reason for this is that this city gives birth to a large number of startups in the country, probably the maximum number.

The platform of the startup is a unified, cloud-based test automation tool, to test all things. It allows the users to replace their fragmented toolchain with one single platform that covers all test automation use cases for Web applications, Android Applications, iOS applications, Mobile web, and APIs. The startup aims to make the process of test automation simple, scalable, and straightforward.  

Open Source & Cloud-based Test Automation Platform for Modern Teams

The features of the open-source test automation platform for the modern Dev/QA teams as provided by the startup are as follows-
1. No complex setups. It works out of the box.
2. End-to-end testing for web, mobile applications, and APIs.
3. Create tests five times faster in simple English language.
4. Extend the platform without much effort with add-ons.
5. Zero test maintenance with AI. 

The services which can be availed on the platform of the startup are-
Web application testing- It helps in automating browser tests at a fast speed with the help of an extensible platform, simpler scripting, and auto-captured page objects.
Mobile application testing- It is engaged in simplifying testing of iOS and Android applications, both native and hybrid. This it done by going infra-less with real devices on the cloud.
API Testing- Make shift-left a reality with automated API tests written intuitively within functional tests by using a simple UI interface. 

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The different types of testing provided by the platform of the startup are- 

Cross Browser Testing- Create and run tests across 800 browsers on desktop, iOS, and Android devices with its integrated Test Lab on the cloud.
Continuous Testing- Shift-left towards in-sprint test automation, continuous testing with CI/CD and bug reporting integrations to enable continuous feedback.

Regression testing- Automated testing tool that is engaged in enabling QAs, SMEs, and anyone else in the client’s team to write regression tests in plain English (NLP).
Data-driven testing- Achieve greater test coverage and test functionality using multiple data sets with its robust test data management module. 

The startup has completed more than 1.5 million tests. Some of the happy customers of the startup are Netgear, Freshworks, IEEE, Security Risk, Sage, SignEasy, PerfectMind, Milliman, Mehilainen, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and many others. 

About Accel 

Founded in the times of 1983 and having its headquarters in Palo Alto, California, United States, Accel was previously known as Accel Partners. The venture capital firm works with startups that are in the seed, early-stage, and growth stage of investments. The firm has its focus on the following sectors of the technology-
Consumer, SaaS, Infrastructure, Media, Mobile, Security, E-Commerce, Enterprise, Security, Customer Care Service, and many others. 

The portfolio of Accel consists of companies like Facebook, DJI, Vectra Networks Inc, Flipkart, Ethos, Vox Media,, Spotify, FabHotels, BrowserStavck, Instana, GoFundMe, Etsy, Cloudera, and many others. 

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The startup has its focus and attention on easing the basic and essential work of most of the companies, functioning, out there, in the world. We wish the startup a bit of good luck and hope it has a long future, full of success and prosperity! 

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