Wednesday, June 30, 2010

uTest Adds Jim Savage to Its Board of Directors

BOSTON, MA, Jun 29, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- uTest, the world's largest software testing marketplace, today announced that Longworth Venture Partners Co-Founder Jim Savage has joined its board of directors. Longworth Venture Partners, a leading New England venture capital firm, was a lead investor in uTest's $5.2 million round of funding in late 2008.

Jim has more than 20 years of experience launching and growing high-growth internet and digital media companies. He has worked closely with a number of industry-leading firms, including Constant Contact, Grab Networks, and Softricity (acquired by Microsoft).

"Longworth was originally attracted to uTest because we recognized that the company sat at the intersection of several powerful trends, including crowdsourcing, on-demand models, and the era of apps," said Savage. "And in the past 18 months, I've witnessed the incredible traction they've achieved in the app testing market. I look forward to working closely with the management team to fully realize uTest's phenomenal potential."

"Jim has an outstanding track record in helping to guide and grow some of the most successful web companies in our industry," said Doron Reuveni, CEO of uTest. "Adding someone with Jim's vision, network and expertise to our board is an exciting step in uTest's evolution. We look forward to extending our leadership position in the software testing industry, and Jim will be instrumental in helping us achieve our future plans."

Before co-founding Longworth, Jim was CEO of PlanetAll Inc., a pioneering social networking service, which Jim directed from its first round of funding to its successful acquisition by Previously, Jim was a founding executive at ZDNet, a leading web media company, which enjoyed a successful IPO and was later acquired by CNET. Jim graduated from Harvard University.

Savage joins Doron Reuveni (CEO and Co-Founder of uTest), Travis Connors (Partner at Egan-Managed Capital), Joel Mesznik (Partner at Mesco Ltd) and Eric Groves (SVP of Market Development at Constant Contact) on the uTest Board of Directors.

About uTest, Inc. uTest is the world's largest marketplace for software testing services. The company provides real-world testing services through its community of 25,000+ professional testers from 165 countries around the world. More than 1,000 companies -- from web startups to global software leaders -- have joined the uTest marketplace to get their web, desktop and mobile applications tested. More information can be found at or the company's Software Testing Blog at

About Longworth Venture Partners Longworth Venture Partners is a Boston-based venture capital firm that invests in early-stage Internet, media, software and wireless companies. For over twenty years, the Longworth team has founded, built, and led investments in some of the most innovative and successful technology companies. The firm combines a proven track record of entrepreneurial and operating success with top venture investing performance to support entrepreneurs in building the next generation of technology leaders. For more information please visit
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