SmartBear Completes New Season of Founders Series Podcast

Founders Series features interviews with entrepreneurs of technology firms from around the world that SmartBear has acquired, spotlighting visions, innovations, and advice
SOMERVILLE — December 17, 2020 —

SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, has published a new season of the SmartBear Founders Series featuring interviews with the founders of some of the highly successful companies that SmartBear has acquired over the years. The series spotlights unique stories as well as inspirational, entrepreneurial advice from the founding team members of TM4J (now Zephyr Scale), Cucumber, HipTest (now CucumberStudio), SoapUI, CrossBrowserTesting, TestComplete, and others.

“SmartBear is home to entrepreneurs and visionaries in the software quality, API, and agile collaboration arenas through acquisitions and internal innovation,” said Cynthia Gumbert, CMO at SmartBear. “These founders continue as members of, or advisors to, the SmartBear family, while this series provides a look into their personal journeys and what led them to start a new venture. They each have important advice to share on building successful ventures, particularly in this year of extreme upheaval and new opportunity.”

Each episode is 15-20 minutes in length and includes stories from:

  • TM4J co-founders, Cristiano Caetano and Vitor Pelizza: SmartBear acquired the #1 user-rated QA and test management app in Jira for enterprise teams from London-based Adaptavist earlier this year.

  • Cucumber co-founders, Aslak Hellesøy, Julien Biezemans, Matt Wynne, Seb Rose, and Steve Tooke: SmartBear acquired Cucumber, the most widely adopted leader in the Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) community and provider of open source test automation framework, “Cucumber,” in 2019.

  • SoapUI founder, Ole Lensmar: SmartBear acquired soapUI and loadUI, the world’s leading testing software for web services, in 2011.

  • CrossBrowserTesting co-founders, Ken Hamric, Mike Bowen, and Tony Colston: SmartBear acquired one of the fastest growing automated cloud testing platforms in 2016.

  • BitBar co-founder, Jouko Kaasila: SmartBear acquired the leading provider of testing technology for web and mobile applications last year.

  • LoadNinja co-founders Anand Sundaram and Abraham Nevado: SmartBear acquired Lucierna Inc., provider of Application Performance Management (APM) solutions in 2013.

To listen to the stories behind the people who built the most widely used and loved software development and testing tools in the world, go to: https://smartbear.com/founders-series/

About SmartBear

At SmartBear, we focus on your one priority that never changes: quality. We know delivering quality software over and over is complicated. So our tools are built to streamline your DevOps processes while seamlessly working with the products you use – and will use. Whether it’s TestComplete, Swagger, ReadyAPI, Cucumber, Zephyr, Bugsnag, or one of our other tools, we span from test automation, API lifecycle, collaboration, performance testing, test management, app stability and error monitoring, and more. Whichever you need, they’re easy to try, easy to buy, and easy to integrate. We’re used by 16 million developers, testers, and operations engineers at 32,000+ organizations – including world-renowned innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. Wherever you’re going, we’ll help you get there. Learn more at smartbear.com, or follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook.
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