Over the last year and a half, we have experienced significant growth in demand for mabl in Japan. Brands like JapanTaxi, LOB Inc. (a Rakuten Group company), and Note have chosen mabl to automate end-to-end testing to reduce development bottlenecks and improve the quality of their web applications. Beyond the teams at those organizations, we’ve seen a community of local mabl users emerge and thrive, connecting with each other to share best practices and even jump in to help translate mabl documentation into Japanese.

As our business grows in Japan, local partners will be an important way for us to sustain and extend that growth. Today it is our pleasure to announce that Presidio Ventures, the corporate venture capital arm of Sumitomo Corporation, has joined the mabl team as our newest investor. We are excited to welcome Presidio to our esteemed group of investors as we continue to expand our global reach.

The beginning of a great partnership

When we first engaged in discussions with Presidio, we were amazed by the alignment with their teams on our view of automated testing and its bottleneck to successful DevOps adoption. This new investment marks the beginning of a partnership that we anticipate will help accelerate modern test automation adoption in the Japanese market, and enable us to better serve our current and future customers there.

“We’re impressed by the traction mabl has already gained in Japan, especially without any local presence. We knew immediately that it’s an exciting opportunity that we wanted to support,” said Ross Leav, Vice President at Presidio Ventures. “We have seen firsthand the growing need for modern test automation solutions in the Japanese market, and we believe that mabl is the solution that will help software development teams in Japan and elsewhere improve the quality of their web applications and ultimately realize the full potential of DevOps.”

Our thanks goes out to the team at Presidio Ventures for their partnership with us on this next phase of growth. We are excited to get to work!