Start-up, Scale-up, Business Angel, Unicorn, Venture capital – What do all these terms describe? Let’s have a guess… maybe “start-up” or “scale-up” is a kind of a call to action? No, it is not. “Business angel” and “unicorn”, maybe these are two creatures one can find in a fantasy novel? No, they are not. So, what does these terms refer to? We all have heard at least one or two of these terms already because we encounter them almost every day when scrolling through news websites, newspapers and the business press. They are used in articles about young, innovative and ambitious companies in the IT industry. We tend to use these terms in a way which suggests that we are absolutely familiar with their meaning. But on can imagine that in truth it is not clear for everybody what for example “scale-up” describes. That is why in the following lines I will spend some time to explain what a start-up is, what scale-up requirements are and where one can find business angels, unicorns and venture capital.
Over the last couple of years, crowdtesting has become a more and more popular complimentary method to ensuring a high quality of mobile apps, websites, online shops and Internet of Things applications. This level of popularity is also reflected in Testbirds’ development since 2011 and in our crowd which now consists of more than 150,000 testers in 193 countries worldwide. Over one thousand projects have been done by us so far and every day we see new innovations popping up in the digital world that need to be tested extensively to win consumers’ enthusiasm.
As a tester, you may have noticed some changes on your Dashboard this week. The biggest addition is a new point-system in our Nest: Community Points. Along with Experience Points, Community Points are a way to reward our testers. The difference is that Community Points (CPs) are used as a reward for a variety of non-testing related tasks. Experience Points (EPs) reflect experience as a tester and the amount of points received depends only on the quality of the work submitted in tests. We thought test-related experience points weren’t enough to reward our testers for everything they do, so we created CPs. Testers can earn CPs by contributing positively to the Testbirds community, and there are many ways to earn CPs! Continue reading
Today is St Nicholas’ Day – the perfect occasion to start our new blog!
Christmas season seems to be ideal for us to update. Around this time last year, a new version of our nest went live. A little later, the “Dudes” were introduced as part of the makeover of the Testbirds Website. Needless to say, it was time to update the blog as well (below a screenshot of the old one)!