Deloitte honours Testbirds with Technology Fast 50 Award
Start-up is among the top 10 fastest growing companies in Germany
Munich, November 10th, 2017 – Testbirds GmbH is the winner of the Technology Fast 50
Award 2017. With a 4-year growth rate of 616 percent, the Munich-based IT company takes 8th place, thus securing its spot in the top ten.
With the Technology Fast 50 Award, Deloitte annually honors Germany's fastest-growing technology companies. The companies are measured by the average percentage sales growth of the last four financial years. The evaluation of the winners in 2017 is therefore based on the financial period: 2013 to 2016. Testbirds achieved a growth of exactly 616.81 percent during this period. Both the unique business model and self-developed test automation technology contributed to this growth in revenue. Testbirds is one of the first companies in the world to announce and establish crowdtesting as a new method of software testing. These two unique selling points make this now international startup a pioneer in the industry and a driver of innovation for crowd and cloud based testing methods.
"The award means a lot to us, because it proves that we've achieved great innovation with crowd testing and our expertise in the field of test automation, with which we set ourselves apart from our competition. Our unique business model is receiving ever-increasing attention, which has enabled us to achieve success on a daily basis alongside our passion and energy, as well as satisfied our many customers", says Philipp Benkler, founder and CEO of Testbirds.
Being a Fast 50 Award Winner does not mean that Testbirds can relax. Instead, this prize further motivates the company to uphold its self-imposed commitment to continuously develop and grow. At this year’s keynote speech at the award ceremony Testbirds CEO, Benkler, will present the topic, “Artificial Intelligence” by investigating how: "Artificial intelligence is becoming increasingly important and, in the long run, an integral part of the products of the near future. As testing specialists, we have already recognised this important trend and are working intensively with customers and universities in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Our goal is to meet these new technologies with tailored test procedures and outstanding software at a professional level."
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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 4.0 – The Next Generation of Quality”, Testbirds investigates software for user-friendliness and functionality issues through the use of crowd and cloud based technologies. With over 200,000 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/.