Select Page

How Testbirds was born: What I’ve learned from evaluating business ideas

by | Dec 6, 2017 | QA, Founder's Views, Usability & UX | 1 comment

When you want to start a business, at the very beginning there is only an idea. Back in 2011, we had a completely different idea before we started thinking about Crowdtesting and Testbirds – we looked into mobile payment.

We evaluated the idea for quite a long time: eight months part-time, while working elsewhere. We spoke to many stakeholders and gave it a lot of thought. In the end, we decided that our idea was too risky, as too much investment would have been necessary and the success of such a business depends on many external factors and stakeholders. With the idea for Crowdtesting and Testbirds it was the complete opposite – it was born in only a week! We quickly evaluated it full-time and decided to found a company based on it.

What I have learned from this process? We carried the mobile payment idea with us for too long before deciding that we were not going to do it. Evaluate your idea quickly and consistently, talk to people about it and then bring it to life! Hard decisions must be made in these kinds of situations. If you are not sure about the idea, most likely it’s not the right idea to make a business out of.

Tag Cloud

Other content that might be interesting for you:

I am Kathrin and this is my role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will...

The Nest Landing Page Tests – Client Edition

In this week’s blog post we’ll be looking at the second instalment of our landing page’s Bugability™ and Remote Usability tests: the client’s view...

Don’t Let the IT Language Scare You

You don’t need IT skills to become a software tester! Testbirds is an IT-based enterprise providing crowdsourced software testing services. Seems...

Testbirds wins Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award

We are proud to call ourselves winners of the Technology Fast 50 Award by Deloitte, as one of the fastest growing Tech-Scale-Ups! We already knew...

The Internet of Things is here to stay. Our reflections from CES 2016!

Last week, a couple of our birds flew over the great pond and landed in the Nevada desert to attend CES 2016. More than 150 000 people attended the...

Gastbeitrag: Mein Workflow für Crowdtesting

Der folgende Beitrag kommt von unserem Bird vinni. Wir haben nachgefragt, wie er beim Testen vorgeht und auf was besonders zu achten ist. Ich bin...

Meet our Testers: Igor from Italy

We are happy to introduce you to one of our top testers from Italy, Igor! Hi Igor! Tell us about yourself. Hello all! My name is Igor and I’m 39...

How We Became a FOCUS Revenue Growth Champion: A Brief Company History

Testbirds is “FOCUS Wachstumschampion 2018”, which means we are one of 500 companies with the highest revenue growth in Germany! The German news...

I am Frida and this is my role at Testbirds

My Role at Testbirds is a series of blog posts that gives insights into the daily life at the office. Every so often, one of our employees will...

“Fehlerhafte Software? Grauenhaft”: Meet vema

It’s time for another story from one of our testers. Meet vema, who was awarded Bird of the Month last July in the category Best Bug Finder. She is...

Testbirds specialises in the testing of software such as apps, websites and Internet of Things applications by using innovative technologies and solutions. Under the slogan, “Testing Reality”, the company offers various testing methods to its clients looking to optimise the user-friendliness and functionality of their digital products. With over 250,000 registered testers located in 193 countries, Testbirds is one of the world’s leading crowdtesting providers. In addition, the IT service provider utilises cloud based technologies to support customers in the optimisation of their digital products. The combination of the two testing methods delivers a unique and extensive portfolio that takes the quality of software to the next level. Testbirds was founded in 2011 by Philipp Benkler, Georg Hansbauer and Markus Steinhauser. Today, the company has over 100 employees. Other than its headquarters in Munich, there are now offices in Amsterdam, London and Stockholm, franchises in Hungary and Russia and sales partners in Italy.

© Testbirds GmbH. All rights reserved.

Subscribe to the Testbirds Whistler!

Receive updates on our innovative testing services, webinars, brand-new Nest features!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

@ Contact