Our Story

How it all started

Our story is all about providing strategic software testing at scale. We’ve brought together a global freelance network, expert services, and an integrated platform to help the world’s biggest companies and most innovative brands release better products faster.

The Beginning

Meet the founders

Our story


Marko & Kristel enter Testlio in Angelhack London.


The founders win Global Angelhack in San Francisco. Testlio joins the Techstars accelerator program in Austin, Texas.


Steve begins advisory work with Marko and Kristel and coins “TestLion”. Seed round provides initial capital Testlio. Michelle Surya joins Testlio.


Early clients like CBS and Microsoft see strong initial value. Series A welcomes Altos and Vertex Ventures.


Kristel is recognized as entrepreneur of the year in Estonia. Testlio grows to over 100 clients, welcoming NBA, Fox, and others.


Steve becomes Testlio’s CEO, Kristel embraces founder & board director role.


Testlio Ignite launches our first class, helping those in need enter testing. Testlio becomes profitable and goes on to 3 years of Rule of 40+ performance.


The team becomes distributed-by-design. Testlio grows to over 100 full-time people.


Series B welcomes Spring Lake Growth Equity. Clients like Amazon, Netflix, and Thrive Market sign up.


Testlio celebrates 10 year anniversary. Testlio crosses 200 full-time TestLions. Kristel wins Inc Top 100 Female Founder Award.

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