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Source: Thailand Startup News  Aug 21, 2019

Startup SpotQA Raises US$ 3 Million And Showcases Virtuoso Which Lowers Costs Of Software Testing By 80%

Startup SpotQA Raises US$ 3 Million And Showcases Virtuoso Which Lowers Costs Of Software Testing By 80%
Source: Thailand Startup News  Aug 21, 2019
SpotQA , a London-based automated software testing startup secured a  US$ 3 million round of seed funding led by Crane Ventures  with participation from Forward Ventures, Downing Ventures and Acequia Capital.

Along with news of its funding, the company also took the opportunity to launch its its flagship product, Virtuoso, which tests web and mobile web apps to identify bugs, inconsistencies and errors, and in a fraction of the time conventional  manual and automated testing takes. Using intelligent automation powered by machine learning and robotic process automation, SpotQA claims that Virtuoso increases the speed of testing by up to 25x, bringing down the costs of QA by 80-90%.

The SpotQA Team
SpotQA also introduced the Virtuoso’s integrated module which is the first “Intelligent Quality Assistance Platform”, Virtuoso’s easy to use interface enables even non-technical personnel to automate functional, UI, and compatibility testing across web and mobile web apps faster and more effectively than even experienced QA engineers. Its highly automated, efficient testing can be used across the entire software development life cycle from specification all the way to production.
Adil Mohammed, SpotQA co-founder and CEO told Thailand Startup News In a phone interview, “Coventional automated testing cannot keep up with clients’s demand for high quality experiences across platforms 24/7 hence we took a different approach to solve the problem. Virtuoso combines Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Machine Learning (ML) to achieve significant performance gains well above the capability of traditional automated testing systems. This product will change the way modern software delivery teams test across the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).”
Conventional software testing is slow, expensive, complex, and is typically siloed. Manual testing, and even existing methods of automation, have not kept pace with modern approaches to software development and devops (e.g. continuous integration/continuous development [CI/CD]).
In contrast, Virtuoso’s platform offers a suite of capabilities that makes software testing intelligent, continuous, faster and accessible for web and mobile web applications. Using Virtuoso, any entity doing a lot of development, from large corporations to even e-commerce,  can easily test the quality and reliability of web applications and brand consistency across their web properties.
Experian, The Chemistry Group, Optionis and DXC Technologies are already using Virtuoso for functional, UI, compatibility, and integration testing.
SpotQA is considering opening an office and product development centre in Asia soon, and among the contenders for a potential location are India, Vietnam and Thailan