|Frank Roe (CEO)|
Number of employees
SmartBear Software is an American privately-held information technology company that delivers tools for application performance monitoring (APM), software development, software testing, API testing and API management. The company is based in Assembly Square in Somerville in the Greater Boston Area. The current SmartBear company was founded in 2009.
History and founding
The original Smart Bear company was founded by Jason Cohen in 2003. The current SmartBear Software is the result of Insight Venture Partners acquiring three companies, Smart Bear, AutomatedQA and Pragmatic Software, between 2007 and early 2009. These companies operated as AQA Holdings until being rebranded as SmartBear Software in 2010.
After the rebranding, the company acquired Eviware in 2011, leading to API promoter and SoapUI's founder, Ole Lensmar, joining the company. He later served as chief technology officer (CTO) of SmartBear. That same year, the company acquired APM vendor AlertSite.
In 2013 SmartBear acquired Spanish APM vendor Lucierna. SmartBear then acquired the Open Source Community Swagger in 2015 and its founder, Tony Tam, joined the company as head of products for Swagger and the commercial version of Swagger, SwaggerHub. In 2016, SmartBear acquired CrossBrowserTesting.com (CBT) and Ken Hamric, founder of CBT, joined the company as general manager of CrossBrowserTesting.com.
SmartBear is based in the Greater Boston Area and has U.S. offices in Tennessee, and Florida. SmartBear also has offices and development centers in Ireland, India, Finland, Poland, Melbourne, and Sweden. SmartBear's current CEO is Frank Roe.
SmartBear Software offers 27 products in the following categories: API lifecycle, automated testing, behaviour-driven development (BDD), test management, performance testing, mobile testing, monitoring, code collaboration, and three open-source tools
- Named the 2020SD Times 100: 'Best in Show' in Software Development for "APIs and Integration 2020"
- Named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in Boston 2020 by BuiltIn
- Named BostInno 2019 ‘50 on Fire’ Company
- Zephyr was named by SoftwareWorld as one of the Top 10 Automated Software Testing Tools in 2019
- Awarded the 2019 SDTimes 100 Best in Show in Software Development
- Won a TrustRadius 2019 Top Rated Award for SoapUI Pro in the Functional Testing category
- TestComplete won the Devies Award for Best in App Analytics/Testing
- AlertSite Received the FinTech Award from Finance Monthly
- Named in Top Places To Work 2013 by The Boston Globe
- Employee's Choice Awards – Best Medium-Sized Company to Work 2014 by Glassdoor
- Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide recognizes AlertSite as No. 2 on the list
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