SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 12, 2016) - QASymphony, a leader in agile test management solutions for the enterprise, announced today that it has joined Pledge 1%, a corporate philanthropy movement dedicated to making the community a key stakeholder in every business. Spearheaded by Atlassian, Rally, Salesforce and Tides, Pledge 1% empowers companies to donate 1% of product, 1% of equity, 1% of profit or 1% of employee time to improve communities around the world.
QASymphony is joining an impressive network of entrepreneurs and companies across the globe that have committed to philanthropic efforts through the Pledge 1% movement. By pledging 1% of its employee time and product, QASymphony is demonstrating a commitment to philanthropic leadership.
Like many companies in the Pledge 1% movement, QASymphony has been experiencing rapid growth. The company raised a Series A of $2.5 million and a Series B of $5 million over the past two years. In 2016, the company increased annual bookings by over 100%. QASymphony's qTest software that integrates with JIRA and other popular developer tools, has become the industry standard for test case management in the Global 2000.
"Since we started the company in 2011, we have been very focused on giving back to the community," said Dave Keil, CEO of QASymphony. "We learned about the 1% Pledge from our partners at Atlassian. We see this program as a great way to increase our commitment and join a community of leading technology companies actively working to make the world a better place."
"We are thrilled that QASymphony has joined the Pledge 1% movement and is committed to sharing its success with the community," said Scott Farquhar, co-founder and co-CEO, Atlassian. "Employees, shareholders, customers, and the community all benefit when a company builds giving back into its DNA. It's one of the best decisions we ever made."
"We are incredibly excited that QASymphony has taken the pledge," said Amy Lesnick, chief executive of Pledge 1%. "QASymphony can play a pivotal role in building this movement and promoting a new normal in which all companies -- big and small -- integrate giving back as a core value in their business."
"Salesforce is dedicated to changing the way companies think about corporate philanthropy," said Suzanne DiBianca, EVP of corporate relations and chief philanthropy officer, Salesforce. "Today, we're excited that QASymphony is joining us in giving their resources back to the community. This is another great example of the power that business has to create change in our communities."
"We believe Pledge 1% is a great step for businesses to become a force for good in the world," said Ryan Martens, co-founder, EFCO & founder/CTO, Rally, now part of CA Technologies. "We applaud QASymphony for committing a portion of their success to their community stakeholders and social impact."
QASymphony is a leading agile software company that provides enterprise test case management and exploratory testing solutions for development and QA teams. QASymphony helps companies create better software by improving speed, efficiency, collaboration and analysis during the testing process. The company has over 400 customers across 20 countries including Salesforce, Barclays, Adobe, Samsung, Verizon and Office Depot. QASymphony was recently selected by Gartner as a "Cool Vendor in Application Development" and by Red Herring as a "North America Top 100 Winner". The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA. To learn more, visit www.qasymphony.com.
About Pledge 1%
Pledge 1% is an effort spearheaded by Atlassian, Rally, Salesforce and Tides to accelerate their shared vision around integrating philanthropy into businesses around the world. Pledge 1% encourages and challenges individuals and companies to pledge 1% of equity, product and employee time for their communities, because pledging a small portion of future success can have a huge impact on tomorrow. Pledge 1% offers companies turnkey tools and best practices, making it accessible for any company to incorporate philanthropy into their business model. To learn more or to take the pledge, please visit www.pledge1percent.org.