Mission.
Enhance people’s creativity by technology
Some people think AI will take jobs away from people. We disagree. Our mission is to provide the technology that allows us, humans, to focus on creative work that only we can do. By delegating unproductive work to AI (machines), we can increase society’s productivity as a whole.
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Some people think AI will take jobs away from people. We disagree. Our mission is to provide the technology that allows us, humans, to focus on creative work that only we can do. By delegating unproductive work to AI (machines), we can increase society’s productivity as a whole.

Solving the universal issue in software development

I've worked as a software engineer in Japan, Singapore, and the US (San Francisco). During that time, I came to realize that there’s one common problem that software development companies in all those countries face; software testing takes way too long. That's why I founded Autify. For software developers to succeed in a rapidly changing marketplace, it's imperative to deliver at a fast release cycle. Software drives much of our lives, but developers are struggling to keep up. Autify was born to solve this. Our goal is to provide services that any software development company can use to deliver quality software to their customers faster. If you're ready to take on this challenge with us, we want to hear from you!
Ryo Chikazawa, CEO & Co-Founder, Autify, Inc.

Roadmap

Test automation is still in its infancy, and there are countless ways to improve productivity in the software development process. To expand Autify’s capabilities and product lineup, our long-term roadmap is divided into these three phases.
  • Phase1
    Phase1
    Increase automation coverage
    First, we will provide a product that can automate a greater proportion of test cases that are currently being tested manually.
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  • Phase2
    Phase2
    Increase overall test coverage
    Currently, test coverage varies from person to person. We will provide a product that increases the test coverage along with the automation percentage.
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  • Phase3
    Phase3
    Eliminate test phase
    The test phase is for verifying that all operations work as intended after development. If we can automate tests at the initial stage of development, development can be driven by tests. Once all tests pass, the software can be released without a separate test phase.
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History

  • 2016
    • Sep
      Founded in San Francisco, US
  • 2019
    • Feb
      Graduated from Alchemist Accelerator
      Autify became the first Japanese team to graduate from Alchemist Accelerator, a top accelerator in San Francisco, US. Our CEO, Ryo Chikazawa, is also a mentor at Alchemist Accelerator.
    • Jul
      Global Brain, Salesforce Ventures, etc. funds $2.5M
    • Oct
      Autify’s official launch
  • 2020
    • Apr
      Autify implemented by 100 companies
    • Aug
      Autify implemented by 200 companies
    • Sep
      Received the Audience Award and CTO Award at Startup Architecture of the Year 2020
  • 2021
    • Jan
      Autify for Mobile alpha version released
    • Mar
      Birth of Hatty, Autify’s mascot character

Management

  • CEO
    Ryo Chikazawa
    Ryo has been worked in software development for over ten years. Having worked as a software engineer in Japan, Singapore, and San Francisco, he has developed a #1 social game at DeNA, led product development as a product engineer at Viki in Singapore, moved to San Francisco to participate in a local startup as an initial member. He founded Autify, Inc. in 2016.
  • CTO
    Hayato Matsuura
    After being in charge of infrastructure for large-scale services at a major web service company, Hayato worked as a technical support engineer at GitHub. Having joined Autify as a lead backend engineer in September 2019, he was appointed as the CTO in January 2020. He has also translated technical books such as “Practical Monitoring: Effective Strategies for the Real World” from O’Reilly Japan Publishing.
  • COO
    Takayuki Shimizu
    Takayuki ShimizuTakayuki developed and operated a social game software targeted towards overseas users at DeNA. He joined FiNC Technologies in 2014, launching services for corporations and managing PM and the quality department. As the executive officer VP of Engineering, he oversaw product development and organizational management of the entire company. In July 2020, he was appointed as COO at Autify Inc.

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Company Information

Company name
Autify Inc.
Total Amount Raised
US$3.07 million (as of May, 2021)
CEO
Ryo Chikazawa
Company Address
U.S. Office 1390 Market St, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA 94102 Japan Office 7th floor, Wakamatsu Building, 3-3-6 Nihonbashihoncho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-0023
Certifications
Information Security Management System (ISO/IEC 27001:2013 , JIS Q 27001:2014)