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Mobile Testing Startup Headspin Raises $20 Million in Series B Funding Round

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Palo Alto, California-based mobile testing startup HeadSpin has raised USD20 million in a Series B funding round led by Iconiq – an early investor in GitLab, Snowflake and Pendo – which also included investments in Battery Ventures, EQT Ventures, and several individual investors. The new investors join earlier backers GV, Telstra Ventures, Danhua Capital, Nexus Ventures Partners and NextWorld Capital, among others. Headspin was co-founded by Google, Zynga, Palantir, Quora and Amazon veterans Manish Lachwani and Brien Cowell. The technology is based around performance testing on a network of 22,000 real devices in 150 locations. The Headspin platform runs tests across a variety of devices, servers, content delivery services and apps and its AI engine flags up high priority issues for the tester to deal with. The Mobile Performance Platform, or MPP, is purpose-built for app testing and monitoring and integrates with more than 30 testing frameworks. It enables remote control of devices within the network without the need for a software development kit (SDK). Additionally, HeadSpin’s core product offerings — Performance Management and Continuous Monitoring — offer visualizations that pinpoint performance issues like slow downloads and duplicate messages, plus automated anomaly alerts and built-in support for audio playback, SMS, messaging, voice call, and speech recognition testing.