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We just raised a $12mm series A!

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Fred Stevens-Smith, Wednesday February 17, 2016

Today is a big day for QA. I’m incredibly excited to announce that we have raised a $12mm Series A, led by Byron Deeter of Bessemer Venture Partners.

We wouldn’t be here without our customers. So a huge THANK YOU to our customers paying us to help solve their QA problems. Thank you for believing in us, we feel lucky to work for you every day.

We’re working to remove QA from the long list of things that distract the modern software company. Bessemer has invested in 25% of all SaaS IPOs ever, and was an early investor in Twilio, Box, GainSight, and Intercom, all companies that we admire for their business success as much as their obsessive product focus.

Russ and I started Rainforest in July of 2012, because everyone told us that QA needed fixing. We came up with a novel idea: harness a crowd of human testers to execute simple manual tests for software companies.

However we quickly realized that there was a much bigger challenge beyond, “I need to know what’s broken right now.” And that’s what this $12mm is for. To keep building the future of QA.

Now, almost four years later we’re a team of 33 (as of today at least) that is working hard to build a sustainable business by making your lives easier. And most importantly perhaps, have fun doing it.

To the next four years!

Fred

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