A year after closing on its $6 million Series A, Austin-based API design startup Stoplight announced Monday it has raised an additional $11 million to add to the round. The latest funding was co-led by previous investors Next Coast Ventures and Bill Wood Ventures.

Stoplight, a startup that graduated from the June 2015 Techstars Austin class, has announced the launch of Scenarios, a tool to test, automate, and debug Web APIs. Developers can use Scenarios to build test suites for Web services and microservices as well as for contract testing. Scenarios is a new tool that is part of the Stoplight API development and testing platform. The Stoplight platform is similar to API development and testing tools such as Postman, SoapUI by SmartBear Software, and Paw for Mac. Stoplight Scenarios is currently in technical preview.


StopLight Launches Visual API Design Tools

StopLight has launched a new visual API design tool and cloud service which aims to abstract away various API description specifications into a single interface.

The press release states that the objective is to provide a collaborative interface for APIs that a wider range of business units can contribute.

As the Developer Experience Product Manager, StopLight is not only helping me to do my job more efficiently, it is dead simple to use, and makes the delivery preparations steps of documenting the API easy since the documentation was started before customer validation steps and is updated throughout the process. There are many other use cases and features that StopLight provides, but this may be the one that has impacted my job the most significantly.


StopLight Launches API Designer Private Beta

StopLight, an API workflow management and collaboration tool startup, has launched the private beta of its API editor: API Designer. StopLight built API Designer to provide a streamlined way for developers to design, manage, and collaborate on APIs in a real-time environment. StopLight analogizes the need for the API Designer to the need for a blueprint before building a house.