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

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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

What’s next?

Despite the inevitable highs and lows of the journey, we’re still on a firm course to transform the world of software testing. With a global team of 220+ full-time and 10K+ freelance TestLions, it’s never been more exciting, adventurous and fulfilling.