CodiumAI, a startup founded by Itmar Friedman, has developed a solution that automates the process of building test suites to check code logic. The company uses generative AI to create tests automatically, freeing developers from the time-consuming task of writing tests manually. CodiumAI’s custom large language model, TestGPT, analyzes code and creates a suite of tests with just a click of a button. The developer can then interact with the code and request more specific tests, which TestGPT will generate automatically. The company has been working with 1000 early users and is now opening the free product to anyone who wants to try it. CodiumAI plans to release products for teams and enterprises with more advanced features in the future. The company has 15 employees and is hiring.
Friedman, who has over two decades of experience in the tech industry, founded CodiumAI to solve the problem of the dearth of code logic checkers. While there are tools to check for code security and performance, there are barely any tools that verify code logic down to the level of lines of code. Developers typically spend 25% to 50% of their time on writing tests and checking code logic, which can be frustrating. With CodiumAI, developers can save time by using generative AI to build tests automatically.
The $11 million seed investment was co-led by Vine Ventures and TLV Partners along with several prominent industry angel investors. Friedman believes that by getting developers involved early with the free product, the company will make money down the road when it releases products for teams and enterprises with more advanced features designed for these groups’ special requirements.
Building a diverse team is a priority for Friedman, even this early in the company. “We have a lot of diversity already today in the 15 people [we have on the team]. And it’s important for us now, but [we recognize] that there’s always more you can do and we put a lot of effort into it,” he said.
In conclusion, CodiumAI’s solution to automate the process of building test suites to check code logic is a game-changer for developers who spend a significant amount of time on this task. The company’s use of generative AI and custom large language model, TestGPT, makes it possible to create tests automatically with just a click of a button. CodiumAI’s free product is now open to anyone who wants to try it, and the company plans to release products for teams and enterprises with more advanced features in the future. With an $11 million seed investment and a commitment to building a diverse team, CodiumAI is poised for success in the tech industry.