TEL AVIV, Israel, November 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
SeaLights, the first cloud-based, continuous testing platform designed to speed up quality assurance (QA) cycles and achieve the highest quality results, today announced its launch out of stealth mode and into Beta along with $11 million in funding. The round was led by TLV partners, with participation from serial investor Oren Zeev and previous investors including Blumberg Capital.
While continuous delivery is becoming standard practice, companies are in the dark in understanding their quality level in order to confidently release applications. Eran Sher and Alon Eizenman founded SeaLights in September 2015 with the mission of solving this problem and creating new testing solutions and tools for QA managers, DevOps teams, and developers that not only maintain quality at high speeds, but increase it. The SeaLights quality management platform enables quality analytics across all tools, environments and tests, including functional test code coverage. This makes quality a quantifiable metric that drives releases instead of putting them at risk.
Both Sher and Eizenman are DevOps veterans who previously founded Nolio (acquired by CA Technologies), one of the first release automation and continuous deployment solutions, in the early days of the continuous delivery revolution. "We witnessed delivery speeds going from one or two releases a year to tens and hundreds a month, but hand in hand with that, new quality challenges cropped up," said Sher, CEO and co-founder of SeaLights. SeaLights CTO and co-founder, Eizenman adds, "Continuous integration and delivery have revolutionized how we develop and ship code. As our need for speed grows so does the frequency of code changes and releases, but testing must evolve to keep up, both in terms of speed and in terms of quality. This is the challenge that every QA manager, development team, and DevOps team is contending with."
"We are happy to join Eran and Alon on their journey to capture the very large Quality Management market", said Eitan Bek, co-founder of TLV Partners. "While many tools have been introduced to the market for agile software development, Testing has lagged behind and today the Testing/QA phase is becoming the next bottleneck in the Software Delivery process. SeaLights is uniquely positioned to solve this problem. Eran and Alon are strong and experienced entrepreneurs with unique expertise in the Testing market and we are delighted and proud that they have chosen us to be their partners."
SeaLights is bringing continuous testing to the DevOps revolution with its quality management platform. Letting companies measure any test, with any tool, across all environments. Giving them the knowledge they need to optimize their speed and quality.
"At Blumberg Capital, we believe in backing smart, passionate founders," said Bruce Taragin, managing director, Blumberg Capital. "This is our third time working with and investing in Eran and Alon and we know their experience, drive and technical expertise give them an unmatched advantage to define and build the continuous testing market."
With the current round of funding SeaLights will be opening U.S. offices and expanding its R&D, customer success, sales and marketing teams both in the U.S. and in Israel. "SeaLights is already redefining testing, and we've only taken the first few steps of our roadmap and vision. Our team is already building innovative tools for quality management and test automation optimization that we will be launching next year," said Sher.
SeaLights is the first cloud based continuous testing platform. Helping companies increase their code quality while increasing release speed. To learn more about SeaLights or sign up for the beta program, please visit http://www.sealights.io/
Moran Halevi, Digital-Marketing-Manager