Cloud-based mobile testing platform Kobiton has closed a $5.2 million Series A funding round. Led by BIP Capital, the round also saw participation from the startup’s seed investors, KMS Technology and Kinetic Ventures, and several individuals including its own CEO, Kevin Lee.
“We view the caliber of investors as a vote of confidence in our business, our team and our product,” said Lee, who was appointed in 2017.
Kobiton was founded in 2016 by the founders of software testing company QASymphony. The company was incubated inside consulting firm KMS Technology before being spun out.
The initial idea came from the difficulty developers have when testing apps on different mobile devices. There are thousands of types of devices on the market, many of which are less easily accessible.
Kobiton provides a cloud-based test environment that connects with a real mobile device, letting developers test their apps before launch. It currently supports more than 350 devices.
The company will leverage these new funds to further expand sales, marketing, customer support, and product development, along with adding new features to the platform.
“Organizations are finding it challenging to adopt mobile test automation at scale,” said Dan Drechsel, an SVP at BIP Capital. “Kobiton is truly transforming mobile test automation by leveraging its vast experience in real-device testing and adding AI-powered scriptless test automation technology to its platform.”
Kobiton serves 35,000 testers/developers at over 500 companies, including Cap Gemini, Frontier Airlines, GreenSky and Office Depot.
To date, the Atlanta-based startup has raised over $8 million.