We live for a good AngelHack success story and, who doesn’t love a good love story? Bringing us both from AngelHack’s Fourth Global Hackathon Series is Testlio; a team of two awesome developers, Kristel Vlidik and Marko Kruustuk (pictured below in their first moments of glory after winning AH4 London, 2012).
Coming from AngelHack London 2012 they’ve now made their mark on the tech world and we couldn’t be more proud of our AngelHackers! Recently reported in TechCrunch, Testlio “raised $1 million in seed funding” over the course of a year and a half! After a ton of hard work and dedication, they now are able to recruit and build out their on-demand platform testing product.
So what is Testlio? It’s genius! Essentially, Testlio provides development teams with dedicated quality-assurance testers to make sure your stuff is up to par.
Have an app? Maybe a website? With Testlio, you’ll get a dedicated account manager and test lead that will create a process of testing different platforms in a time-frame that works effectively for developers. They’ll give (typically) weekly updates to make sure teams get up to date information to help the product grow to its full potential.
After seeing these two work tirelessly through the night and then kill it the next morning during demo’s, we wouldn’t expect anything less. These guys truly impressed us at our Series event, and we’re so excited to see their success come full circle.
What was your hackathon experience with AngelHack like?
It was amazing. As we both had been to hackathons before we knew exactly how we should approach this opportunity. We really went there with an idea, team and just hacked 25 hours in a row and prepared a good presentation.
What was the drive behind creating Testlio?
Passion for testing and problems we saw in the crowdsourced testing industry from customers and testers perspective.
If you could give one piece of advice to other developers, like yourself, what would it be?
Focus on the idea, customer and presentation before writing code.
Oh, and that love story we promised!
After meeting and winning at AngelHack London together, Testlio fell in love and, wait for it….got engaged! From the AngelHack family to Kristel and Marko, congratulations!
We take pride in all of our AngelHackers and love to hear about these types of success (and love stories on par with Romeo and Juliet, without the messy stuff)! If you have a AngelHack success story you would like to share, email email@example.com.