Product Tech
Early Growth


Move fast without breaking things


Fred Stevens-Smith, CEO

Russel Smith, CTO


San Francisco, CA






Bonfire Lead

Company description

Rainforest QA is changing the way QA is done in an era of continuous delivery. Their on-demand QA solution improves the customer experience by enabling development teams to discover significantly more problems before code hits production. Hundreds of companies use Rainforest to automate their QA testing process and easily integrate it with their development workflow via a simple API.

Why solve this problem?

Everything about how we build and ship software has changed in the past decade - except QA. It’s such a huge opportunity and it’s something that, as software creators ourselves, we deal with every single day.

Hardest thing about being a founder?

Managing the emotional rollercoaster of founder life, while insulating your loved ones.

Biggest piece of advice for aspiring founders? 

If in doubt, start.

Most exciting moment so far?

How many triumphs and tragedies fit into each stage of the journey. It doesn’t get easier as revenue gets bigger.

Why did you choose Bonfire?

Jim added a ton of value in the initial fundraising process, helped us constitute our board properly before Series A, and introduced us to potential customers from his portfolio. All before closing the deal.

What’s it like to work with Bonfire?

Constantly working hard to help me as a founder and help the business be the best it can be. Ideally an investor can be a trusted advisor, skilfully navigating the sometimes diverging interests of preferred and common. Bonfire is such an investor.

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