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The first Software QA Automation platform for DevOps. Helping dev and QA teams test 10X to 100X faster and deliver applications with higher quality, performance and security.

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Appvance Adds Harry Manley as New Vice President of Customer Experience

PRNewswire • Aug. 11, 2016

Appvance is making customer success a significant priority with the addition of Harry Manley as the new vice president of customer experience. In this role he will work closely with customers to ensure they are maximizing their investment in Appvance UTP, the most comprehensive DevOps-driven software test automation platform in the industry.

Appvance Raises $5 Million Led by Javelin Venture Partners

MarketWired • March 2, 2016

Appvance has closed a $5 million round of venture capital funding led by Javelin Venture Partners to continue its mission to reinvent enterprise software and application testing with the world's first "DevOps-ready" software quality assurance solution.

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Founders / Key Team

Kevin Surace
Kevin Surace

Kevin is a well known CEO, Board Member, innovator and advisor. Building businesses from $0 to $100M+ revenue. Awarded 23 patents. Led 28 acquisitions from both sides of the table. Was INC Magazine's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2009. Prior to Appvance, Kevin was CEO of Serious Energy for 9+yrs, where he helped develop, patent and produce technologies that reduce energy usage in buildings, the largest contributor of CO2. Building the team to 420 people driving a 63% CAGR over 8 years while delivering high tech materials, products, and software to 70,000 projects including the Empire State Building and New York Stock Exchange and thousands of homes. Earlier Kevin led teams to deliver disruptive technologies including OnStar virtual advisor, Perfect Commerce (online auctions), and mobile data (Air Communications) and drove the introduction of a number of industry firsts including the modern "human-like" voice user interface (i.e. Siri), the first wide-area-wireless data smart phone (AirCommunicator) and the invention of soundproof drywall (QuietRock). He has delivered 100's of talks for the notable TED series, many TEDx's, INC 5000, FortuneGreen, and keynote for the Democratic Caucus (House of Representatives). Kevin has been featured in BusinessWeek, Time, Fortune and Forbes and was recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Inc. Magazine, one of the top innovators of the decade by CNBC, named Tech Pioneer by the World Economic Forum (Davos), and inducted into the Innovation Hall of Fame at RIT. Kevin loves growing companies and strong teams, and helping organizations attain disruptive innovation and positive exits.

Frank Cohen
Frank Cohen
CTO & Founder

Frank Cohen is one of the worlds foremost experts in software test tools, process, and methodology. Frank is a well known technologist founding several leading technology companies over 25 years. He founded Regent Software to develop and market business application software products on the Atari ST platform. Joined Peter Norton Computing, managed the successful merger with Symantec and grew the Mac utility products into an $18 Million product line. He joined Stac Electronics in 1991 to manage the launch of Stacker that grew Stac revenues from $3 Million to $14 Million in under one year. At Insignia Solutions, Cohen launched SoftWindows and grew revenue from $18 Million to $34 Million in preparation for the firm's IPO. And Cohen led Apple Computer's middleware, networking and connectivity product lines as senior manager. He was also on the founding team of, which was acquired by Symantec. He was also CoFounder of Inclusion Technologies - interactive personalized communication and workflow function technology for Web sites. (OTC: IINC) in 2002. Cohen authored four books including FastSOA (Morgan Kaufmann), Java Testing and Design: From Unit Testing To Automated Web Tests (Prentice Hall,) Java Web Services Unleashed (SAMS), and Java P2P Unleashed (SAMS)