Rainforest QA Raises $12M in Series A Funding

rainforestqaRainforest QA, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of a QA-as-a-Service platform, raised $12m in Series A funding.

The round was led by BVP with participation from Rincon Venture Partners, Industry Ventures and Salesforce founder Marc Benioff. In conjunction with the funding, Byron Deeter, partner at BVP, will join Rainforest QA’s board of directors.

The company, which has raised $16m in total funding, intends to use the capital to expand its mobile capabilities and offer new services for enterprise, in addition to growing its team from 36 people to 80 by 2017 and opening a headquarters in San Francisco.

Led by Fred Stevens-Smith, co-founder and CEO, Rainforest QA provides a platform that combines human crowd with machine learning to serve as a management tool for writing, running and getting manual QA results is less than 30 minutes, allowing companies to focus on building software, without managing individual testers.
Clients include Zenefits, IBM, Lutron, Procore, Betterworks and Consumer Affairs, among others.



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