Autify Raises $13M Series B

Autify, a San Francisco, CA- and Tokyo, Japan-based provider of an AI platform for quality engineering, raised $13M in Series B funding.

The round was led by Globis Capital Partners and LG Technology Ventures. Existing investors WiL (World Innovation Lab), Salesforce Ventures, Archetype Ventures, and Uncorrelated Ventures also participated.

The company intends to use the funds to expand its capabilities to support code-based test automation and build a comprehensive Generative AI-powered quality engineering platform featuring its newest product, Zenes.

Led by CEO Ryo Chikazawa, Autify has developed an AI-powered quality engineering platform. Since its launch, it has been implemented by many global organizations whose development teams use Autify to automate their software testing. Test automation often presents several challenges, such as a lack of resources or the time required to create test cases, maintain end-to-end (E2E) test code, and debug tests.

The company also released a beta version of Zenes, an autonomous AI agent for software quality assurance that generates test cases by analyzing product requirement documents, writes automated test codes, and maintains the test codes automatically.

After users upload their product requirement document in any file format (.html, .pdf, .docx, .md, etc.), Zenes will generate a group of outlined test cases covering the product specs. Users can then edit these test cases to increase the accuracy of subsequent steps. After any edits have been made Zenes then generates automated test codes, e.g. the test case steps in Gherkin format. Users can use generative AI-powered code completion within the product to edit this Gherkin output.

Since its inception in 2016, the company has gained a number of global enterprise customers in the B2C and B2B verticals, including DeNA, NEC, NTT Smart Communication, Yahoo, ZOZO, and Q4.