TestPlant expands with new San Francisco office

  • Posted by JB Brockman
  • On January 27, 2014

Software quality company looks to accelerate growth in key Silicon Valley software market

San Francisco, CA & London, UK – January 27, 2014 – TestPlant, the developer of the eggPlant range of software quality tools, today announced the opening of a new sales and support office in San Francisco.

The office, located at 201 Spear Street in the heart of San Francisco’s technology hub, SoMa, provides the company with a dedicated office to support many of its key Silicon Valley and West Coast customers, including companies such as BMW, Citrix, Google, NBC Universal and Varian Medical Systems.

San Francisco is increasingly the location of choice for many of the world’s brightest technology companies, while Silicon Valley remains a major global hub for software development, with almost $2.5 billion in venture capital secured by its software industry in 2012, representing 38% of total venture capital investment in the area.*

TestPlant’s San Francisco office will be headed by TestPlant’s Chief Sales Officer, Richard Ward, who has responsibility for growing the company’s US business as well as managing the global sales team.

“The proliferation of software companies in the Bay area means that it is, of course, a very important region for TestPlant to have a presence in, and gives us access to the ever-expanding technology talent pool in San Francisco,” said Richard Ward, CSO, TestPlant. “The San Francisco office provides us with a strategic location to expand our business and support our customers both on the West Coast of the United States and in Asia, where we are also seeing rapid adoption of eggPlant.”

TestPlant is the company behind the eggPlant range, a set of software test tools that enables automated functional testing and load testing of any application from mainframe to mobile. eggPlant helps teams get software products to market faster, with higher quality, less effort, and clearer traceability. Easily deployed and sized to minimize the cost of ownership, the eggPlant tools fit the demands of agile software and mobile app development.

Through its San Francisco office, TestPlant aims to build on its rapid international growth, which has seen it achieve a compound annual growth rate of more than 70% over the past four years.

“Now is the right time for TestPlant to open an office in San Francisco,” said George Mackintosh, CEO of TestPlant. “The eggPlant range is being widely adopted and we can afford to be – and need to be – closer to our customers in this, the most exciting market in the world.”

The San Francisco office builds on TestPlant’s existing US presence, with the company’s North American headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

*From Silicon Valley Index: http://www.siliconvalleyindex.org/index.php/economy/innovation

About TestPlant

TestPlant is an international software business based in London. It has development centers in the USA and the UK with sales and support centers in the USA, the UK and Asia as well as an extensive network of business partners. The company was founded in 2008 by George Mackintosh and Jon Richards with venture capital backing and it has shown rapid revenue growth organically and through the acquisitions of Redstone Software and Facilita. TestPlant’s products are used in over 30 countries by more than 300 enterprise customers in sectors which include Financial Services, Automotive, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Media and Entertainment, Retail and Defense and Aerospace. The eggPlant range is a set of software quality tools which support the design, development, test and management of software applications for mainframe, desktop and mobile use in any technology platform environment. The tools are relevant in agile, mobile, web and DevOps deployments. eggPlant use improves and reports on the quality and responsiveness of software systems, reduces time to market and lowers costs by introducing process automation. eggPlant tools have been granted patents with several applications pending. The company’s achievements have been recognized within the software industry and by the venture capital community. TestPlant is also a Red Herring Global Top 100 company and was awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2013. www.testplant.com

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