Software Quality Assurance
|Founded 📆||August 2007|
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|Doron Reuveni, CEO & Co-founder|
Chris Malone, CFO
Number of employees
Applause is a venture-funded company that tests software and conducts usability feedback research.
The company's headquarters are located in Framingham, Massachusetts. It has additional U.S. locations in San Mateo, California and Seattle, Washington. Its European headquarters are located in Berlin, and it has additional offices in Poland and Israel.
History and Acquisitions
The company was originally incorporated under the name uTest in August 2007 by founders Doron Reuveni and Roy Solomon.
- August 2012: The company acquired an SDK, Apphance, and staff from Polish company Polidea
- January 2014: The company closed a $43 million Series E round of funding, led by Goldman Sachs, bringing its current funding to more than $80 million.
- May 2014: The company changed its name to Applause concurrent with the acquisition of German testing company Testhub, which became Applause's European headquarters.
- September 2016: The company closed a $35 million Series F round of funding, led by Credit Suisse with investment also from strategic partner Accenture, bringing its current funding to more than $115 million.
Applause subsequently repurposed the uTest brand as a community of professional testers. Growing to more than 400,000 testers, uTest relaunched as a brand of Applause App. Quality, Inc. in 2015 with an updated site as a social network for software testers.
Facebook Research App involvement
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- Applause Announces Acquisition by Vista Equity Partners, Business Wire, August 23, 2017
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- "Applause scores $35 mln Series F", peHUB (September 14, 2016); https://www.pehub.com/2016/09/applause-scores-35-mln-series-f/
- "Applause Reaches $115M in Funding, Eyes Acquisitions Ahead of IPO", BostInno (September 14, 2016); http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2016/09/14/applause-funding-35m-series-f-ipo-plans-accenture-partnership/
- "Boston Download: Applause Relaunches uTest, 'Rock Band' on Oculus, Mayor Visits Wayfair", (December 4, 2015); http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2015/12/04/boston-download-mayor-visits-wayfair-harvard-students-green-line-bomb-incident-50-on-fire-winners-announced/
- We dismantle Facebook’s memo defending its “Research” https://techcrunch.com/2019/01/31/facebook-researchgate/
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