Autify Introduces Zenes, AI-Powered Software Quality Assurance Agent


Autify, a San Francisco- and Tokyo-based startup, has developed an autonomous AI agent for software quality assurance to help software engineers streamline workflows and increase productivity. The company has launched its beta version of Zenes, an AI agent tailored for customers in the U.S.

Autify announced Monday that it had closed a $13 million Series B round, bringing its total raised to $30 million. The funding was led by Global Capital Partners and LG Technology Ventures, with participation from existing backers World Innovation Lab, Salesforce Ventures, Archetype Venture, and Uncorrelated Ventures.

The startup was founded in 2016 by two former software engineers, Ryo Chikazawa and Sam Yamashita, who experienced firsthand the pain point of software testing lengths. The company has built a platform called Autify NoCode, which enables developers and QA teams to improve efficiency and enhance the software quality engineering process.

Zenes generates test cases by analyzing product requirement documents, writes automated test codes, and maintains the test codes automatically. The company claims that Zenes significantly reduces the time to create test cases by 55%. Users can upload their product requirement documents in various formats, and the agent generates a set of outlined test cases covering the product specs.

The agent then generates automated test codes, and users can edit these test cases to improve the accuracy of the following steps. Autify believes that AI is not here to replace humans, but to enhance human capability, and that the software development process and its quality assurance will be redefined with generative AI.

Autify will use the new capital to implement more AI capabilities to support customers’ software QA and expand into new markets, including Korea, in partnership with LG CNS. Autify currently offers its services in 16 countries and has more than tripled its staff from 30 in 2021 to 100.

Kate Park
Kate Park
Reporter with a focus on technology, startups and venture capital in Asia. Kate previously was a financial journalist at Mergermarket covering M&A, private equity and venture capital.

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