SmartBear Named BostInno 2019 ‘50 on Fire’ Company

Among just 6 companies in the software category, SmartBear adds to Boston’s hot ecosystem with recent acquisitions, new products, and team expansion
Somerville, Mass — September 30, 2019 —

SmartBear, the driver behind the industry’s best tools for ensuring quality software delivery, has been chosen as a BostInno 50 on Fire company, honoring the fast-growing businesses and influential people that are driving Boston forward. Featured among only six other companies in the software category, SmartBear joins the ranks of Boston’s best and brightest chosen by BostInno since 2010. Boston’s top source for local innovation has been covering and connecting the city and its entrepreneurs, businesses, and trends that are the shaping the present and future of the Hub’s economy since 2008.

“Innovation is everywhere you turn in Boston, and we are thrilled to be showcased as one of the 50 on Fire companies that are driving the region’s innovation economy forward,” said Cynthia Gumbert, CMO at SmartBear.

SmartBear attributes its growth and success to the fast-moving requirements and demand for software development tools – from performance and API testing, service virtualization, and code quality, to microservices and DevOps. The company is well known as a leader, innovator, and influencer in the market, recognized repeatedly on the SD Times 100, most recently in June. 

In the last two years, SmartBear has made four acquisitions, including Bitbar, provider of the world’s most advanced mobile app test automation platform and device cloud, just last month. In June, the company acquired Cucumber Ltd., the most widely adopted leader in the Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) community and provider of open source test automation framework, “Cucumber.”   

Earlier in the year, SmartBear announced expanding its leadership team with a new CMO, as well as product and marketing executives amid strong growth. Strengthening the team is allowing the company to continue expanding its product portfolio, build awareness, and meet the growing global demand for its software quality tools.

Boston’s most inspiring and fastest-growing entrepreneurs, executives, startups, and businesses are gathering on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at Artists For Humanity to celebrate the 8th annual BostInno’s 50 on Fire winners. For tickets or more information, visit:

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About SmartBear

SmartBear is pioneering innovation in software development, embracing AI’s transformative potential. The company’s AI-powered intuitive solution hubs, featuring HaloAI, give software development teams around the world visibility into end-to-end quality. SmartBear is trusted by over 16 million developers, testers, and software engineers at 32,000+ organizations – including innovators like Adobe, JetBlue, FedEx, and Microsoft. With an active peer-to-peer community, SmartBear meets customers where they are to help make our technology-driven world a better place. The company is committed to ethical corporate practices, including responsible AI that integrates accountability and transparency across its technology stack, and to social responsibility, promoting good in all the communities it serves. Learn more at, or follow on LinkedIn, X, or Facebook.