Munich, 28 February 2018 – Testbirds is excited to announce that it has been named one of the most innovative companies in Germany, according to brand eins Wissen Magazine and Sta-tista. The ‘Innovator of the Year’ Awards, now in their fourth year, recognise organisations that are driving innovation, leadership and transformation in categories that are critical within their industries.
A panel of more than 23,000 people, including decision makers from large enterprises, represent-atives of innovative companies and experts in innovation and strategy, evaluated more than 2,000 companies operating in 20 industries. Testbirds’ ranking in the round of 542 winners of the award is already a great achievement, but breaking this further down to the size and industry categories, the testing experts appear as one of the 50 most innovative small enterprises in the category of Internet, Media & Communication. This is the second year in a row now that Testbirds are amongst the winners. However, this ceremony of innovation was not only a win for Testbirds, but also for Bavaria, which was rated the most innovative federal state in Germany and Testbirds’ home base, Munich, ranked second within the most innovative German cities.
Tobias Brunner, Testbirds’ Head of Marketing Communications, explains what the Award means to the company and points out the team effort that made this success possible: ‘This Award, where winners were voted for by a wide range of industry experts, gives us a clear indicator of Testbirds’ trusted reputation. We’re grateful to work with innovative organisations that believe in our vision and share our commitment to transforming the software testing industry. Also, congratulations to all those members of the Testbirds team who develop, promote and support the range of prod-ucts and services we provide.
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Testbirds was founded in 2011 by Philipp Benkler, Georg Hansbauer and Markus Steinhauser. Today, the company has over 100 employees with offices in London, Munich, Amsterdam and Stockholm. The company also has franchises in Eastern Europe and a sales partners in Italy. Under the slogan, “Testing Reality – Real Users. Real Devices. Real Time.”, Testbirds investigates software for user-friendliness and functionality issues through the use of crowd and cloud based technologies. With over 300,000 registered testers located in 193 countries, Testbirds is one of the world’s leading crowdtesting providers. The company also utilises cloud based technologies to support customers in optimising their digital products. The combination of the two testing methods delivers a unique portfolio that aims to take the quality of software to the next level.
For its innovative approach to software testing, Testbirds has received many awards. Recently, the company won the German Innovation Award 2017, and was shortlisted for the Digital Top 50 of 2016, as one of the Top 10 European B2B Scale-ups, according to Google and McKinsey. In the past, Testbirds also won the start-up competition, “IKT-Innovativ”, the Best-of-mobile Awards 2013 and the IT-INNOVATION Award 2014. As BITKOM partner Testbirds actively participates in diverse committees. When founded and during further development of its portfolio, Testbirds was funded by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. The company shows social responsibility through its initiative towards fair working conditions in the crowdsourcing industry. More information about this can be found at http://www.crowdsourcing-code.com/.