Performance of web and mobile applications: Neotys raises 3 million euros

by bold-lichterman

Focus on strengthening the international Neotys. This company from around Marseille, in business since 2005, has just raised 3 million euros from Ardian and the Ambition Numérique fund managed by Bpifrance, as part of the Future Investment Program (PIA). It markets software for testing the load and performance of web and mobile applications: NeoLoad. It is also used to test e-commerce sites and internal business applications (CRM, HR management). NeoLoad simulates access to the application by a large number of users to evaluate indicators on its reactivity, its response time, etc. It is aimed at publishers who have developed applications running on Windows, Linux or Solaris 10.

The company has created a cloud platform that allows it to respond to simulations of up to one million competing users. “The cloud is a real game-changer in load testing,” said the CEO of this based company. in Gemenos, Stéphane Jammet.

“10 to 15 recruitments per fiscal year” within 3 years

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From left to right: Benoit Derouet, Thibaud Bussière, Stéphane Jammet, Christophe Marton

The chairman of Neotys, Thibaud Bussière, is pleased with the international acceleration that this contribution of capital will allow: “We are already present internationally and particularly in the United States thanks to our American subsidiary. But with the entry of Ardian and Bpifrance in the capital, we want to accelerate our international development ”he declares. “We were planning 10 to 15 recruitments per fiscal year over the next three fiscal years,” explains Stéphane Jammet.

The company – which currently employs 70 people – has around 1,500 customers in 70 countries, both large accounts and SMEs (Safran, Orange Business Services, SFR, Crédit du Nord, the City of Marseille, etc.). It generates 75% of its turnover internationally. “The North America zone is a key zone, it represents 50% of our revenues, we opened a subsidiary in Boston in 2009. This first fundraising will allow us to increase our teams in this zone as well as in others where we are also already present: in England, Germany and India ”explains Stéphane Jammet. Open source solutions such as Tsung or JMeter are also positioned in this application testing market, as well as large players including HP and Micro Focus. How, then, do we deal with this type of competition? “To differentiate ourselves, we are developing our capacity to support the most innovative technologies and above all we strive to be close to our customers, to have very responsive teams” concludes Stéphane Jammet.

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