Runscope is a SaaS-based company that provides solutions for API performance testing, monitoring and debugging. Runscope allows software developers, QA testers, DevOps engineers and other API stakeholders to collaborate in creating, managing and executing functional API tests and monitors. Runscope is based in San Francisco, California.


Runscope provides cloud-based and hybrid on-premises solutions that allow businesses to monitor, test and debug web service APIs. Runscope API tests can be used to test against services available in the public cloud, running on a private network behind a firewall or running on a local development environment.


Runscope integrates with continuous integration and deployment platforms, such as Jenkins,[2] Amazon CodePipeline,[3] CircleCI and TeamCity. Runscope’s API methods for executing tests and checking on test status allows it to be integrated with other CI/CD tools and platforms as well.[4]

Runscope supports a variety of notification options for sending test completion (and failure) results. Runscope integrates with team communication platforms Slack, Hipchat HipChat and Flowdock. Runscope also integrates with incident management systems PagerDuty, VictorOps, OpsGenie and

Runscope also integrates with third-party software analytics platforms, including New Relic Insights, Keen IO and Datadog.


Runscope was founded in 2013 by John Sheehan [5] and Frank Stratton.[6]

Runscope has raised approximately $7.1 million in venture capital funding. Runscope received its first round of seed funding in May 2013 for the amount of $1.1 million from Andreesen Horowitz, True Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Jon Dahl, Nat Friedman, David Cohen and Ullas Naik. Runscope’s A round of funding was led by General Catalyst Partners [7] for $6 million.[8]


In December 2014, Runscope acquired Ghost Inspector, a company that provides cloud-based UI and browser testing for websites and web applications.[9]