After two unforgettable years, it is with mixed feelings to share that Touca is shutting down. Thank you to our users, customers, team members, advisors, investors, and friends who supported us along the way.
Touca started due to frustration with the status quo of poor developer experience in writing, maintaining, and running software tests. We wanted to give engineering teams a way to see how their day-to-day code changes affect the behavior and performance of their software. We built tooling and infrastructure that served 1000+ software engineers and 13 engineering teams.
But startups are hard and the arduous journey is humbling. Despite growing usage, we had not yet found product-market fit when the down market started. We failed to secure more funding. Our revenue declined as some of our largest customers downgraded to cut costs. In the process to convert our nice-to-have product to a must-have, we burnt out.
We started with the ambitious vision to tenfold developer productivity by fundamentally changing how engineers test their code changes. We set out to grow Touca into the likes of GitHub, Replit, and Retool. A series of recent setbacks have depleted our mental fortitude to realize that vision. While there is a path to sustain Touca as a small business, the opportunity cost would be too high. We are returning our cash to our investors while we can still make them whole.
Touca is shutting down as a business, but our fully open-source product will live on. We plan to continue supporting our users and maintaining the project we started five years ago.
It has been a privilege to pursue our passion for the past two years. Thank you to the hundreds of individuals who made this journey possible.