Testbirds Raises $2.9M As Its ‘crowdtesting’ Product Takes Flight.
A recently new startup is trying to harness the power of crowds in order to help entrepreneurs and tech companies work more efficiently on their jobs.
A German crowdtesting company named Testbirds, has recently managed to raise over €2.1 million ($2.9 million) as its first financial funding, by being led by French venture capital firm Senventure Partners for this round. The company is also planning to release a new product that been dubbed BirdFlight, which will enable customer to distribute and test their applications with their own testers.
Testbirds takes a customer’ mobile application or website and puts it in the hand of potential aimed markets, the gathers and analyzes various specifications predetermined by the customers. The company offers its service for testing on any mobile operating system (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry) browser and desktop platforms such as Mac, Windows, Chrome and Opera.
With BirdFlight being their recently new portfolio product, it will enable customers to upload and distribute Android and iOS application currently in beta mode to their own testers, for free of charge.
“By adding a free, basic solution to our existing portfolio, we are now offering a third service level to app developers,” said cofounder Georg Hansbauer in a statement.
The company has mentioned that it plans to use its new funds to expand within the European market, expand its own service offering, and continue to add more product levels to its portfolio. Its previous seed funding came from Walter Beteilingungen un Immobilien AG in 2012
Birdflight has offices in Germany, the Netherlands, the U.K., and Hungary, and was founded in 2011.