BrowserStack closes major funding round

BrowserStack closes major funding round

Indian website testing startup BrowserStack has landed a $50 million Series A investment from Accel for a minority equity position. It has also announced the opening of its new North American headquarters in San Francisco.

Founded in Mumbai during 2011, the company has developed a cloud-based platform, with customers including Mastercard, Gap and mytoys. "This funding allows BrowserStack to invest in enhancing our testing infrastructure suite and expanding our enterprise go-to-market capabilities while maintaining our extraordinary growth trajectory; especially in the North American market where we expect to increase our presence significantly over 2018," says Ritesh Arora, the company's co-founder and CEO. "Additionally, we have also added Google veteran Shailesh Rao as our Chief Operating Officer to help grow and scale our global business efforts as well as lead our new office in San Francisco."

"We have a long history of empowering developers, with investments in global companies like Atlassian, Slack and PagerDuty," says Accel's Ryan Sweeney. "Like these other great developer-oriented software businesses, BrowserStack puts an emphasis on making developers' lives easier through its powerful and intuitive products. The rapid growth of software development combined with shorter software release cycles has put an emphasis on efficient testing processes. BrowserStack is the company that makes testing fast and easy."

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