Sauce Labs, $ 70 million to establish itself in the automated testing market

by bold-lichterman

  • The start-up Sauce Labs has completed a funding round of $ 70 million to increase the capacity of its platform and strengthen its workforce.
  • Sauce Labs is developing a platform for creating software for testing web and mobile applications.
  • Since its inception, the California-based company has raised a total of $ 101 million.

The amount

The Californian start-up Sauce Labs, specializing in automated testing of web and mobile applications, raised $ 70 million from Centerview Capital Technology, Adams Street Partners and IVP. This operation brings to 101 million dollars the total amount raised by the company since its creation.

The market

Founded in 2008 by John Dunham, Steven Hazel, Al Sargent and Jason Huggins, Sauce Labs initially developed software for testing websites before expanding to Android, iOS, and MacOS apps in 2012.

The Sauce Labs platform now offers a cloud infrastructure to allow developers to constantly test their web and mobile applications and thus correct any bugs. “What we essentially provide is the infrastructure, like a service and software, that allows developers to write their own tests and manage the process that results from it.»Explains Charles Ramsey, CEO of Sauce Labs. Among its customers, the American company notably counts Salesforce, Lyft, Visa and PayPal.

In the market for automated testing software, Sauce Labs has to face competition from the Indian BrowserStack in particular.

The objectives of the Start-up

With this new investment, Sauce Labs plans to increase the capacity of its platform and strengthen its workforce. Next year, the Californian company intends to recruit engineers and salespeople. Sauce Labs is also planning to strengthen its position in CRM.

Founders: John Dunham, Steven Hazel, Al Sargent and Jason Huggins

Launch: 2008

The head office : San Francisco

Activity: automated testing platform for web and mobile applications

Funding: $ 70 million raised in November 2016